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Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 788 new cases

There have been a further 17 Coronavirus-related deaths and 788 new cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening.

13 of the cases today are in Laois meaning the county’s 14-day rate drops below 300 again to 296.4.

15 of these deaths occurred in February and 1 in December. The date of the other death remains under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 80 years and the age range was 50-92 years.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 409 are men/371 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old
  • 315 in Dublin, 61 in Galway, 59 in Meath, 42 in Louth, 33 in Kildare and the remaining 278 cases are spread across all other counties

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