Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

17.38 25 Oct 2020


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There have been 1,025 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 57,128, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 1,882.

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

Of the latest cases, 71% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 31 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 255 are in Dublin, 147 in Cork, 77 in Galway, 54 in Kildare, 53 in Donegal and the remaining 439 cases are spread across 21 counties.

508 are men and 506 are women.

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, 38 are in ICU.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 307.5.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said: “If you’re a confirmed case, have had a test or have symptoms of COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 10 days.

"If you live with a case or have been told you’re a close contact, you must restrict your movements for 14 days.

"Everyone else should stay at home, unless for essential reasons or for exercise within 5km of where you live.”

Meanwhile, 896 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

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

Earlier, the CEO of the HSE said the positivity rate in testing for COVID-19 has declined over the past eight days and the number of close contacts has also reduced to an average of three.

Paul Reid said that while it is still very early, the numbers are good news.

Mr Reid told On The Record with Gavan Reilly that the other good news was that the majority of contacts are being traced to households rather than social interactions.

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

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