Covid-19 Friday: Eight more deaths; 499 new cases

November 6th, 2020 5:53 PM

By Jackie Keogh

As of 8am today, 571 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 118 are in ICU. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 1,940* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 5th November, the HPSC has been notified of 499 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 64,538** confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 244 are men / 249 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 32 years old
  • 175 in Dublin, 72 in Cork, 29 in Limerick, 26 in Mayo, 21 in Meath and the remaining 176 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

As of 2pm today 292 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The Department of Health’s COVID-19 Information Dashboard (click here) provides the latest case information.

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