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Covid-19: 269 New Cases and 18 Additional Deaths

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06:28 1 Dec 2020


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The Department of Health has confirmed 268 new cases of Covid-19.

They have been notified of eighteen additional death related to the virus.

15 deaths took place in November, one occurred in October and two are "under investigation".

One death occurred in October while two are under investigation.

There's an even gender split in today's cases, with 133 men and 133 women notified with the virus.

Most people -65% - are aged under 45 years of age.

The median age is 35.

Most cases of Covid-19 are in Dublin, where there are 73 cases.

Elsewhere, there are 20 cases in Kilkenny, 20 in Limerick and 19 in Tipperary.

The remaining 118 cases are spread across 20 counties.

Meanwhile, there have been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.

In total, there 244 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 31 of whom are in intensive care.

The 14 Day incidence rate is estimated to be 87 per 100,00 population.

CMO Reminds Public To Behave Responsibly As We Exit Level 5

Commenting on this evening's figures, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan reminded people to behave sensibly as we exit Level 5.

“It is up to every person, individually, to remain vigilant to the spread of this disease, to assess the risk that is involved in any social activity."

He asked people to keep public health "at the centre of our minds."

Dr Holohan also reiterated visiting guidelines.

"Do not have visitors to our homes, outside of any necessary visitors in a support bubble, until the 18th of December."

 


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