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Two more Deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland

The Department of Health has confirmed that two more patients have died in Ireland having being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed cases of the disease in Ireland has now reached 1,125 after a further 219 patients tested positive.

According to the latest figures, there are now 18 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Limerick – up from the previous confirmed total of 15.

A statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team said, “The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 2 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

Both patients are male and in the east of the country.”
There have now been six confirmed deaths in Ireland.

An analysis of the 836 confirmed cases up to midnight on Saturday, shows 55% are male and 44% are female, with 37 clusters involving 210 cases. The median age of confirmed cases remains at 44 years.

Almost a third (29%) of those who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 have been hospitalised with 25 patients being admitted to ICU.

Almost a quarter (208) of all cases are associated with healthcare workers while 56% (471) of all cases were detected in the Dublin area.

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