COVID19 UPDATE: 4 new deaths, 429 new confirmed cases - 44 here in Cork

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 2,010 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 18th November, the HPSC has been notified of 429 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 69,473* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 194 are men / 234 are women
  • 69% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 173 in Dublin, 44 in Cork, 26 in Donegal, 22 in Louth, 21 in Kildare and the remaining 143 cases are spread across the remaining 20 counties.

As of 2pm today 290 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “In our objective to use a six-week period to drive down COVID-19 infection in the community, our progress has stalled in the last week.

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