Coronavirus: Four Further Deat...


Coronavirus: Four Further Deaths And 859 New Cases Confirmed


05:40 24 Oct 2020

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There have been 859 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

There have also been four further deaths associated with the virus.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 56,108, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen to 1,882.

Of the latest cases, 62% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 35 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 192 are in Dublin, 148 in Cork, 58 in Donegal, 55 in Galway, 54 in Monaghan, with 352 cases spread across 21 remaining counties.

As of 2pm today, 315 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 16 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 37 are in ICU.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population now stands at 302.9.

Meanwhile, 923 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

There have also been six additional deaths reported by the Department of Health there.

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Press Association

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