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Latest figures Significant decrease in Covid infection rate in Dublin - with just 87 cases confirmed

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 Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

There have been 416 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and five new deaths, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.

There is now a total of 61,456 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland with 1,913 related deaths.

Of those who contracted the virus, cases notified today; 186 are men and 230 are women.

A total of 64 percent of those infected are under 45 years of age - with a median age of 34 years old.

A total of 87 of the cases are in Dublin, 62 in Cork, 41 in Mayo, 37 in Galway and the remaining 189 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 2pm on Saturday, 320 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan,Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “We are making progress in suppressing the current rise of Covid-19. Ireland is currently one of only four countries in the EU with a reduction in its 7-day incidence. Nationally, our reproductive number has reduced to about 1.0.

“We are working collectively to achieve suppression, but it is too early to ease our efforts. The incidence is decreasing in young adults but it continues to rise in those aged over 75. We have more to do but we are on the right track.”

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