Coronavirus: 362 New Cases And...


Coronavirus: 362 New Cases And Two Further Deaths In Republic

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There have been 362 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the Republic.

Two further deaths have also been recorded - one which occurred in October, and one which remains under investigation.

The number of COVID-19 cases here since the pandemic began now stands at 66,247.

Of today's cases, 90 were in Dublin, 48 in Donegal, 34 in Limerick, 29 in Louth, 24 in Limerick and the remaining 137 cases are spread across 21 other counties.

The national 14-day incidence rate has now decreased to 145 per 100,000 population.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “The profile of the disease is improving and, while this is a positive trend, it does not mean it is time to take a step back from our adherence to public health guidelines.

"I urge everyone to redouble their efforts, try and have fewer close contacts this week than you did last week, continue to social distance and follow the other vitally important public health guidelines.”

As of this afternoon, 280 COVID-19 patients are in Irish hospitals, including 38 in intensive care.

Main image: Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Sam Boal /

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