Coronavirus: Five further deaths and 322 new cases
By William O'Connor
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of five additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 1,922 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Monday 2nd November, the HPSC has been notified of 322 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 63,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
- 156 are men / 166 are women
- 64% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 37 years old
- 96 in Dublin, 35 in Meath, 23 in Cork, 17 in Louth, 16 in Waterford and the remaining 135 cases are spread across 18 other counties.
As of 2pm today 296 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 42 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Due to the efforts of people across Ireland, we are seeing improvements with COVID-19. However, we must remember that maintaining this downward trend is now the most crucial thing. The value of our progress depends on continuing the safe behaviour that got us to this position. I urge everyone to keep it up, to ensure these initial trends continue.”
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