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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 two deaths and 362 new cases of Covid-19, the Department of Health have confirmed this evening.

The total death toll since the outbreak began is now 1.965 .

As of midnight yesterday, there has now been a total of 66,247 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the new cases reported, 187 are men and 174 are women. A total of 55 percent of the new cases are in people under 45 years of age and they have a median age of 41 years old.

The cases included 90 in Dublin, 48 in Donegal, 34 in Limerick, 29 in Louth, 24 in Limerick, and the remaining 137 cases are spread across 21 other counties

As of 2pm today, 280 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU. 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The profile of the disease is improving and, while this is a positive trend, it does not mean it is time to take a step back from our adherence to public health guidelines. I urge everyone to redouble their efforts, try and have fewer close contacts this week than you did last week, continue to social distance and follow the other vitally important public health guidelines.”

“I also want to thank those who have self-isolated after receiving a positive COVID-19 test result; or having been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case. Self-isolating is a vital measure in our efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and it is essential that all those asked to self-isolate continue to do so.”


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