A TOTAL of 20 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified in Cork as of midnight last night.
This was out of 604 new cases recorded nationally by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Cases in Cork remain relatively low with 230 new instances detected altogether in the last 14 days.
The HPSC has today been notified of 13 additional deaths across Ireland related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 12 occurred in March. The median age of those who died was 77 years. The age range was between 51 and 93.
There has been a total of 4,666 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. There is now a total of 234,541 confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide. Of the cases notified today 299 are men and 298 are women. A total of 77% are under 45 years of age. The median age reported is 27 years old 224 of the cases in Dublin and 45 are in Donegal. There are 36 in Kildare and 34 are in Limerick. Some 26 cases were recorded in Tipperary with the remaining 239 cases spread across 20 other counties.
As of 8am today, 322 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, 66 of whom are in intensive care. A total of 18 additional hospitalisations have been recorded in the past 24 hours.