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Covid-19: 777 New Cases And Seven Further Deaths

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06:13 23 Oct 2020


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There have been 777 new cases of Covid-19 and seven additional deaths confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

In total, 55,261 people have contracted the virus since its out break in March, while 1,878 people have lost their life to Covid-19.

Of the cases notified today 434 are men while 340 are women,

Most patients - 66% - are under the age of 45 while the median age is 33.

The highest number of cases is in Dublin, where there are 182 confirmed cases.

That's followed by 81 in Galway, 44 in Wexford, 42 in Meath and 41 in Cork.

The remaining cases are spread across the 21 remaining counties.

There 319 Covid patients in Irish hospitals, 37 of which are in intensive care units.

There has been 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

CMO Asks Public To Dig Deep To Break The Chain of Transmission

Commenting on today's figures CMO Dr Tony Holohan said; “15,000 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the last 14 days."

"It is vital for everyone with a recent diagnosis to self-isolate for the full 10 days."

He said isolation was key to protecting house mates, loved ones and the broader community.

Dr Holohan also reminded the public that self isolation requires people to stay at home in one room as much as possible and to avoid other people - including those in your household.

“If you live with someone who has COVID-19 or you have been told that you are a close contact, you must restrict your movements for a full 14 days.

Now is the time to use our reserves of energy and dig deep in our efforts to follow the public health advice," he said.

He appealed to people to play their part in breaking the chain of transmission.


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