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Covid-19: 270 New Cases and Five Additional Deaths

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06:28 2 Dec 2020


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The Department of Health has confirmed 270 new cases of Covid-19.

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

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

Of the cases notified today, 141 are men while 129 are women.

Most people -63% - are aged under 45 years of age.

The median age is 37 years old.

Most cases of Covid-19 are in Dublin, where there are 58 cases.

Elsewhere, there are 38 cases in Donegal, 28 in Wicklow, 25 in Mayo and 24 in Limerick.

The remaining 97 cases are spread across 21 counties.

Meanwhile, there have been 27 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.

In total, there 231 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 31 of whom are in intensive care.

The 14 Day incidence rate is estimated to be 84.7 per 100,00 population.

Ireland's 14 Day Incident Rate Is Lowest In The EU

Commenting on this evening's figures, Chief Medical Officer said Ireland's incidence rate is the lowest in the EU.

“As more services reopen for business, remember to use the basic public health advice as a guide when organising your time."

"When you are out in shops and accessing services, try to avoid high risk situations and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible on busy streets and crowded outdoor areas."

"When you come home from shopping or being outdoors, remember that washing your hands is your first priority."


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