11 further deaths confirmed, 366 new cases 1 week ago

11 further deaths confirmed, 366 new cases

The most recent figures have been released by the Department of Health.

11 further Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed, as well as 366 new cases.

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All of the 11 deaths reported on Tuesday occurred in November.

This brings Ireland's total Covid-related death toll to 1,995, while there have been 68,686 confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Out of Tuesday's cases, 84 are in Dublin, 44 are in Limerick, 34 are in Cork, 34 are in Donegal, 24 are in Roscommon and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

The number of people being treated in intensive care units across the country has increased to 34, as of this afternoon.

Speaking of the figures, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said: "I am increasingly concerned that the positive trends we had seen recently have not been maintained.

"We have 2 weeks to continue in our efforts to drive down community transmission of this disease as much as possible. The lower the incidence the more flexibility the country will have in easing measures."

Earlier on Tuesday, the Northern Ireland Department of Health reported that 549 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

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Sadly, a further nine deaths have also been reported up north, though two of the deaths were outside the 24 hour period.

Combined with the figures from up north, there has been a total of 20 further deaths recorded on the island of Ireland today, as well as 915 new cases.