Two further Covid-19 deaths recorded, 299 new cases 1 month ago

Two further Covid-19 deaths recorded, 299 new cases

The latest figures from the Department of Health are out.

Two further Covid-19 deaths have been recorded, as well as 299 new cases.

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There has now been a total of 2,052 Covid-related deaths in Ireland, while 72,241 people have tested positive for the virus.

94 of Sunday's cases are in Dublin, while 41 are in Donegal, 27 are in Wicklow, 14 are in Louth and 13 are in Limerick.

The remaining 110 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 2pm this afternoon, 257 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised across the country, of which 30 are in ICU.

Seven additional hospitalisations have occurred in the past 24 hours.

67% of today's cases are people under 45 years of age, while the median age is 34-years-old.

Earlier on Sunday, Northern Ireland's Department of Health confirmed that a further 351 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

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Sadly, a further 3 deaths have also been reported up north.

Speaking on Sunday morning, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said that people will not be made to get the Covid-19 vaccine, despite reports that approximately 30% of Ireland are undecided about taking it.