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latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: 77 further deaths, 1,910 cases

There is now a total of 186,184 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.


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Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: 'The situation in our hospitals is stark.' Photo: Colin Keegan

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: 'The situation in our hospitals is stark.' Photo: Colin Keegan

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan: 'The situation in our hospitals is stark.' Photo: Colin Keegan

A further 77 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 1,910 new cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Seventy-six of these deaths occurred in January, 1 in December, bringing the death toll to 2,947.

The median age of those who died is 84 years and the age range is 43-98 years.

There is now a total of 186,184 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today, 710 are in Dublin, 150 in Cork, 103 in Meath, 102 in Limerick, 86 in Louth, and the remaining 759 cases are spread across all other counties.

Some 1,892 patients with the virus are in hospital, of which 217 are in ICU.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said: “Through the solidarity shown by families and communities across the country in recent weeks, we are beginning to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infection.

"Each individual effort to follow the public health advice is making an impact, but we can only continue this positive trend and drive down incidence in the community by continuing to stay at home and avoid meeting or mixing with others in our social circle, including for any close family gatherings, such as birthdays or funerals, as these can be ‘super-spreader’ events.

“We know it is possible to have COVID-19 without displaying symptoms, so we all need to behave as though we are infectious and minimise our close contacts with others. If you suspect that you might be ill, isolate away from others in your household, let your close contacts know and come forward for testing as soon as possible.”

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