December 24, 2020

UPDATE: 8 more deaths and over 900 new infections reported

“This Christmas, the best present you can give your loved ones is to strictly adhere to the public health advice.”

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Latest update on Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths in Ireland

Latest update on Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths in Ireland

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today, December 24, been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 2,192 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 23rd December, the HPSC has been notified of 922 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 83,073* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

438 are men, 477 are women
68% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 33 years old
337 in Dublin, 73 in Cork, 70 in Limerick, 56 in Wexford, 43 in Galway and the remaining 343 cases are spread across all other counties. 

As of 8am today, 255 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 22 are in ICU. 37 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “Unfortunately, none of the indicators of this disease are showing encouraging signs. Ireland now has the fastest growing incidence rate in the European Union.”

“This Christmas, the best present you can give your loved ones is to strictly adhere to the public health advice.”

“Make your Christmas safe, meaningful and memorable for the right reasons. Stay home, stay safe and stay well. Limit contact as much as you can and ensure you and your loved ones have a happy and safe Christmas.”