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Covid-19 Saturday: four new deaths, 859 more cases

October 24th, 2020 5:44 PM

By Con Downing

As of March 2nd, 460,637 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Ireland. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of four additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in October.

There has been a total of 1,882 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday 23rd October, the HPSC has been notified of 859 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 56,108 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 415 are men / 441 are women
  • 62% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 35 years old
  • 192 in Dublin, 148 in Cork, 58 in Donegal, 55 in Galway, 54 in Meath, with 352 cases spread across 21 remaining counties.

 

As of 2pm today, 315 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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