Ireland sees highest daily death toll of Covid-19 pandemic

Ireland sees highest daily death toll of Covid-19 pandemic
Dr Tony Holohan. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Seventy-seven people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 are confirmed to have died today, the highest daily death toll so far in Ireland.

However, not all deaths have necessarily occurred in the last 24 hours, but were notified during that period.

54 of those are reported to have had underlying health conditions.

67 of the deaths were in the East, four in the West, four in the North West and two in the South.

The median age of today’s reported deaths is 84.

687 people are now confirmed to have died with the virus in Ireland.

377 deaths or 55% were males, with 306 females.

564 of those who have passed away had underlying medical conditions.

348 people or 51% of those who died were admitted to hospital, with 7% admitted to ICU.

The age of those who have died ranges from 23 up to 105.

Meanwhile, confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ireland have reached 15,652, as the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today confirmed 401 new cases.

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