Covid-19 latest: Five more deaths and 720 new cases confirmed

Covid-19 latest: Five more deaths and 720 new cases confirmed

A lab technician manufactures kits for Covid-19 virus testing.Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg

Five more Covid-related deaths and 720 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported to the Department of Health.

There has now been a total of 1,890 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The total number of cases in the Republic stands at 58,767. This includes the denotification of 20 previously confirmed cases.

At present, 341 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU.

There has been a total of 29 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today, 130 in Cork. Cork’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population from October 13 to October 26 is 336.5.

A total of 1,827 new cases have been reported in Cork over the last 14 days up to October 26. It is the second highest number of cases in that 14-day period after Dublin which records 3,503 cases.

Of today’s new cases, 228 are in Dublin, 47 in Galway, 31 in Meath, 27 in Limerick and the remaining 257 new cases are spread across another 20 other counties.

The latest cases include 348 men and 371 women and 65% are under 45 years of age. The median age of people contracting the virus is 32 years old.

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