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COVID-19: No Further Deaths And 1,031 New Cases Confirmed

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

06:07 19 Oct 2020


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There have been 1,031 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

There have been no further deaths associated with the virus in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to over 50,000 for the first time, with 50,993 confirmed cases nationwide to date.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths here stands at 1,852.

Of the latest cases, 70% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 30 years old.

511 are men and 518 are women.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 235 are in Dublin, 232 in Cork, 60 in Galway, 47 in Limerick, 47 in Kerry, and the remaining 410 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm today, 298 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 20 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 34 are in ICU.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: "If you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you are waiting for a test result or if you are a confirmed case, you must self-isolate for 10 days from when you first develop symptoms.

"Self-isolation means staying in your room, away from other members of your household.

“If you live in a house with a confirmed case do not go to work or school. You must stay at home and restrict your movements for 14 days.”

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Photo: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie


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