Coronavirus: Seven further deaths and 243 new cases

ireland
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Tomas Doherty

Seven further deaths and 243 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Republic.

There has now been a total of 2,050 coronavirus-related deaths in the State.

Of the new cases, 71 per cent are in people aged under 45, with 91 cases located in Dublin, 26 in Donegal, 18 in Cork, 16 in Waterford, 15 in Limerick, and the remaining 77 cases spread across 18 other counties.

The latest figures show 243 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, with 31 in intensive care.

Counties Donegal and Louth have the highest infection rates in the State.

In Donegal the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 215.5, and in Louth it now stands at 191.6. The lowest rate is in Wexford at 30.7.

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Northern Ireland

Meanwhile, another 315 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.

A further nine deaths have been reported, including one outside the 24-hour period.

It brings the total number of deaths from Covid-19 in Northern Ireland to 983 and the total number of confirmed cases to 51,824.

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