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Covid-19 Tuesday: 5 deaths, 720 new cases

October 27th, 2020 5:31 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

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Dr. Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of health said: 'There is no one intervention that will protect you and those around you from contracting Covid-19. We need a muti-layered approach to this disease.' (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 1,890 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday 26th October the HPSC has been notified of 720 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 58,767* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 348 are men / 371 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 32 years old
  • 228 in Dublin, 130 in Cork, 47 in Galway, 31 in Meath, 27 in Limerick and the

remaining 257 cases are spread across another 20 counties.


As of 2pm today 341 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU. 29 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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