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Latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: Eight further deaths and 6,888 new cases confirmed

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There has been a further eight Covid-19 related deaths while 6,888 new cases of the virus confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

This brings the Covid-19 death toll to 2,344 while the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland now stands at 147,613.

A total of 3,252 of the new cases are diagnosed in men while 3,595 are diagnosed in women.

Of the new cases, 2,088 are in Dublin, 862 in Cork, 469 in Limerick, 405 in Wexford, 320 in Waterford and the remaining 2,744 cases are spread across all other counties.

The median age is 38 years old and 60 pc are under 45 years of age.

As of 2pm today, 1,452 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 125 are in ICU. 100 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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