Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 1,283 new cases

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

There has been a total of 1,852 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. 

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As of midnight Saturday 17 October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,283 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 49,962 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

-651 are women / 628 are men

-68% are under 45 years of age

-the median age is 31 years old

-408 in Dublin, 156 in Cork, 88 in Kildare, 80 in Meath, 55 in Limerick and the remaining 496 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm today, 277 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. There have been 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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