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Number Of Covid-19 Related Deaths Has Exceeded 2,000

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06:08 18 Nov 2020


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There have been over 2,000 people Covid-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

The Department of Health has confirmed twelve further deaths today, with 2,006 deaths since March.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed 379 deaths.

Of the cases notified today, 174 cases are men while 203 are women.

Most people - 64% - are aged under 45 years of age.

The median age is 36.

Most cases, 116, are in Dublin.

Elsewhere, there are 38 cases in Donegal, 30 in Meath, 27 in Cork, 22 in Limerick and 22 in Louth.

The remaining 124 cases are spread across all other counties.

Meanwhile, there have been 22 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.

In total, 282 Covid patients are being treated in hospital, 33 of whom are in intensive care.

The 14 Day incidence rate is estimated to be 121.3 per 100,00 population.

CMO Encourages Public To Work Together

Commenting on the news, the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan noted the milestone number of deaths.

"This pandemic has impacted, directly and indirectly, on families and communities all across Ireland."

“It is important that we continue to work together if we are to suppress this virus and protect as many people as possible."

Dr Holohan asked people to stay working from home for the next two weeks.

 


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