Six new Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 866 new cases 3 weeks ago

Six new Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 866 new cases

The latest figures have been released by the Department of Health.

Six new Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed, as well as 866 new cases.

These deaths bring the total death toll to 1,902 in Ireland, while there has been 60,297 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

242 of Thursday's cases are in Dublin, with 166 in Cork, 56 in Donegal, 54 in Galway, and 44 in Meath. The rest are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 2pm today, 328 Covid patients are hospitalised across the country, of which 43 are in ICU. There has been 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

63% of today's cases are people under 45 years of age, while the median age is 35 years old.

Speaking on Thursday, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said: "It is vitally important that if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 that you self-isolate and phone your GP for further advice.

"Self-isolate means stay in your room and avoid contact with other members of your household. Doing this will protect those you live with by interrupting the chain of transmission."

Earlier on Thursday, Northern Ireland's Department of Health confirmed that 822 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

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