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Latest cases Coronavirus Ireland: Six deaths and 829 new Covid-19 cases announced

The median age of those who died was 84 years and the ages ranged from 75-95 years.

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Irish Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan (PA Wire)

Irish Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan (PA Wire)

Irish Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan (PA Wire)

A further six people have died after contracting Covid-19 while 829 new cases of the illness were announced this evening.

Five of those who died passed away in February 2021.

The median age of those who died was 84 years and the ages of the deceased range from 75-95 years.

The latest figures bring the death toll to 3,687* while there are now a total of 204,397 confirmed cases.

Validation of data at the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has resulted in the denotification of five deaths, the total number reflects this adjustment.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 401 are men / 426 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 35 years old
  • 386 in Dublin, 39 in Meath, 36 in Cork, 35 in Kildare, 32 in Louth and the remaining 301 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

Meanwhile, people living in Northern Ireland who cross the Irish border without a reasonable excuse face a €100 fine from today.

The new measures apply to anyone who is “not ordinarily resident” in the Republic of Ireland.

The Garda said, if enforcement is required, a fixed payment notice for €100 will be issued to each person who is in breach of the regulation.

If gardai stop a car with a driver and two passengers then each of the three adults will receive a fine of €100.

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