8 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 10 new cases 1 month ago

8 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 10 new cases

Over the past week there has been approximately 500 new cases of Covid-19.

8 further people have sadly died in relation to Covid-19 in Ireland, while 10 new cases have also been confirmed.

There has now been a total of 1,658 Covid-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, and there has been 26,066 cases confirmed in the country.

The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years, while 7,986 cases have been found among healthcare workers.

Dublin has the highest number of cases with 12,090, followed by Cork with 1,517, and then Kildare with 1,419.

Speaking on Tuesday night, Chief Medical Officer pointed out that a large percentage of new cases have been found among young people.

"Over the past week there have been approximately 500 new cases of Covid-19 notified, 54 per cent of which are aged between 24-55 years old. Incidences of these cases are spread across 21 counties.

"While we are doing well, the potential for spread remains present across all regions of the country."

Doctor Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, urged people to contact their GP if they feel they have developed symptoms for Covid-19.

Tuesday saw some positive news from Spain, which recorded no new Covid-19 deaths for the second day in a row.