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Coronavirus Ireland: Four deaths and 859 new cases of Covid-19 announced

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

Niall Donald

There has been 859 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and four further deaths, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.

There is now a total of 56,108 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland with 1,882 related deaths.

Of the cases notified today; 415 are men and 441 are women. The median age of those who contracted the virus is 35-years old with 62 percent under 45 years of age.

Of those who contracted the virus, 192 are in Dublin, 148 in Cork, 58 in Donegal, 55 in Galway, 54 in Monaghan, with 352 cases spread across 21 remaining counties.

As of 2pm today, 315 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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