24 further deaths confirmed due to Covid-19, 107 new cases 5 months ago

24 further deaths confirmed due to Covid-19, 107 new cases

The most recent figures were released on Tuesday evening.

24 further deaths in Ireland have been confirmed due to Covid-19, while 107 new cases were also announced on Tuesday.

This bring's the death toll in the Republic of Ireland to 1,488, while the total confirmed number of cases in the Republic is 23,242.

The number of newly confirmed cases is the lowest daily rise since 21 March, when 102 new cases were reported.

The median age of confirmed cases remains 49 years.

6,906 of Ireland's cases are associated with healthcare workers, while a total of 386 cases of been admitted to ICU.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,235 (49%), followed by Kildare with 1,337 (6%) and then Cork with 1,234 (5%).

Over the past week, 44,047 tests were carried out in Ireland, with 1,466 coming back positive. This represents a positivity rate of 3.3%.

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan reinforced the fact that our work is by no means done with regards to Covid-19, saying: "We still have 70 people in ICU and we still have over 500 people in hospital. We still have work to do."

These figures were released on the same day that it was confirmed that a letter blaming Direct Provision residents for the spread of coronavirus was issued by local Department of Public Health.