Covid-19: One further death, 306 additional cases

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One further Covid-19 related death has been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland today along with 306 additional cases.

There has now been a total of 2,053 Covid-19 related deaths in the country along with 72,544 confirmed cases.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 56 are men/148 are women.
  • 67 per cent are under 45 years of age.
  • The median age is 35 years old.
  • 108 are in Dublin, 30 in Limerick, 22 in Galway, 17 in Donegal, 15 in Wicklow, 14 in Cork and the remaining 100 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

As of 2pm today, 244 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, of which 31 are in ICU. Three additional Covid-19 patients have been reported in Irish hospitals in the past 24 hours.

The average 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population in the country currently stands at 89.2

The highest 14-day incidence rate is in Co Donegal, 223.6, and the lowest is Co Leitrim, 12.5.

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Meanwhile, there have been 10 further Covid-19-related deaths in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours along with 290 additional cases.

The country is set to leave Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions tomorrow morning and enter Level 3.

“Every contact counts.”

The Government has urged the public to remember “every contact counts” as restrictions to suppress the coronavirus are to be eased from tomorrow.

The health measures will be lifted on a phased basis over the next few weeks.

Senior civil servant Liz Canavan warned that as people meet over the festive holidays, there will always be an element of risk of spreading Covid-19.

Ireland will move to Level 3 from tomorrow following a six-week lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.

“Our main message is that every contact counts,” Ms Canavan warned.

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