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Covid-19 death toll crosses 2,000 as Dublin cases rise in last 24 hours

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 12 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 2,006 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Tuesday, November 17, the HPSC has been notified of 379 confirmed cases of Covide-19. There is now a total of 69,058 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

174 are men / 203 are women
64% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 36 years old

There were 116 in Dublin (compared to 84 recorded for the previous 24 hours) 38 in Donegal, 30 in Meath, 27 in Cork, 22 in Limerick, 22 in Louth, and the remaining 124 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today 282 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today we sadly report over 2,000 deaths associated with COVID-19 to date in this country. This pandemic has impacted, directly and indirectly, on families and communities all across Ireland.

“It is important that we continue to work together if we are to suppress this virus and protect as many people as possible. For the next two weeks, work from home, stay at home and follow public health advice.”




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