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Covid-19 cases rise again as 646 new infections confirmed and 10 more people die

Covid-19 cases rise again as 646 new infections confirmed and 10 more people die

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THE Department of Health has confirmed a further 646 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The virus death toll has risen by 10 to  4,518.

PA: Press Association

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Of today’s deaths, four occurred in March, one in February, one in January, and four are under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 67 years and the age range was 41 – 83 years.

There has now been a total of 225,820 confirmed cases of Covid in the country.

Of today’s cases, 243 are in Dublin, 80 in Kildare, 45 in Meath, 35 in Galway, 34 in Offaly with the remaining 209 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8 am today, 344 patients are in hospital with the virus, of which 87 are in ICU.

There have been 16 additional hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.