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Coronavirus: Five further deaths and 720 new cases in Ireland

There have been 720 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department ...
Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

17.27 27 Oct 2020


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Coronavirus: Five further deat...

Coronavirus: Five further deaths and 720 new cases in Ireland

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

17.27 27 Oct 2020


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There have been 720 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

There have been five further deaths associated with the virus in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 58,767, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 1,890.

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The numbers are reflective of the denotification of 20 confirmed cases of the virus.

Of the latest cases, 65% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 32 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 228 are in Dublin, 130 in Cork, 47 in Galway, 31 in Meath, 27 in Limerick and the remaining 257 cases are spread across another 20 counties.

348 are men and 371 are women.

covid-19 Pictured are graphs on screen at the Department of Health briefing in Miesian Plaza tonight. Photograph: Sarko Lazarov/ RollingNews.ie

As of 2pm today, 341 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 29 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 38 are in ICU.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 307.6.

Speaking this evening, the Chief Medical Officer said the country definitely has not turned the corner yet in getting COVID-19 back under control.

Dr Tony Holohan said it is too early to consider the decrease in cases as a trend and added that health officials would need to look at a range of indicators before drawing any conclusions.

Meanwhile, 722 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

There have also been 13 additional deaths reported by the Department of Health there.

Main image: A medic wears a protective suit and face shield while carrying COVID-19 tests. Credit: Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON/DPA/PA Images

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