46 more deaths from Covid-19

A further 46 deaths from Covid-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours, according to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) – the highest confirmed in a single day since April.

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland now stands at 2,397 .

Health officials also reported 3,086 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, of which 103 were in Meath. A total of 155,591 cases have now been confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic.

Of the cases notified today:

1,425 are men / 1,642 are women

54% are under 45 years of age

The median age is 42 years old

604 cases are in Galway, 574 in Dublin, 466 in Mayo, 187 in Cork, 138 in Limerick and the remaining 1,117 cases are spread across all other counties.

“Unfortunately this evening we are seeing the effect of the recent surge of infections reflected in the increased mortality we are reporting,” Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said.

“Unfortunately, due to the unsustainably high level of Covid-19 infection we have experienced as a country over the past few weeks, sadly these figures are likely to continue for the next period of time. What we can do today, out of respect of those who have lost their lives and those currently in hospital or ICU – and those caring for them – is to hold firm and stay home.”

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