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latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: One further death and 429 new cases confirmed

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There has been one further Covid-19 related deaths while 429 new cases of the virus confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

This brings the Covid-19 death toll to 2,124 while the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland now stands at76,185.

A total of 198 of the new cases are men and 230 are women.

Of the cases notified today, 122 are in Dublin, 46 in Donegal, 30 in Limerick, 22 in Laois, 20 in Cork and the remaining 189 cases are spread across all other counties.

The median age is 34 years old and 66 pc are under 45 years of age.

There are 193 Covid-19 patients in hospitals, of whom 31 are in ICUs. 13 people have been hospitalised with the virus in the last 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today, I am concerned that we are seeing the incidence of COVID-19 rising again. 429 is a large number of cases by the standard of recent weeks and the five day moving average has now increased above 300 per day.

“Our efforts in Level 5 in recent weeks brought the 14-day incidence rate down to 78 per 100,000 population, put us in a position of having the lowest disease incidence in Europe and ultimately protected many people and saved many lives.

“Take today’s figures as a sign that we all must now reduce our social contacts, limit our interactions with those outside our households, weigh the risks of what socialising we are planning over the next two weeks, so that we can all have as safe a Christmas as possible.”


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