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3 new COVID-19 deaths reported today, an additional 335 cases notified

3 new COVID-19 deaths reported today, an additional 335 cases notified”

The Department of Health says it's been notified of three additional deaths related to COVID-19 today and 335 new cases of the virus.

There has now been a total of 2,043 coronavirus-related deaths.

119 in Dublin, 29 in Kilkenny, 23 in Limerick, 20 in Donegal, 19 in Tipperary, 19 in Cork, with the remaining 106 spread across 19 other counties.

This data from DoH also shows there are now 118 ICU beds in Northern Ireland - 37 beds are occupied by patients with Covid-19 and 64 are occupied by patients with non-Covid conditions.

Counties Donegal and Louth have the highest infection rates in the State.

Irish health officials have today reported 3 further deaths.


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Wexford has the lowest rate of any county - at 36.7 - while the national average stands at 103.9.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed this evening that Ireland's 14-day incidence rate is now 98.2 cases per 100,000.

There have been a total of 71,49 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Nearly 60 per cent of fatalities happened in hospitals but a third were in care homes.

Further analysis, which includes deaths of care home residents in hospital, shows that of the 560 deaths of care home residents involving Covid-19 in the year to date to 20 November, 80% (447) occurred in a care home, with the remaining 113 happening in hospital.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland entered a two-week circuit-breaker lockdown on Friday created to arrest the spread of coronavirus.

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