COVID-19: Six further deaths as 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland

A further 269 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this afternoon.

The total number of confirmed cases of the virus here now stands at 71,187.

A further six deaths due to the illness was also confirmed today, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to 2,033.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 123 are men / 146 are women

  • 64% are under 45 years of age

  • The median age is 35 years old

  • 88 in Dublin, 42 in Cork, 25 in Limerick, 20 in Louth, 16 in Donegal, and the remaining 78 spread across 17 other counties.

As of 2pm today, 260 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 36 are in ICU. 23 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.