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Coronavirus: 49 deaths and 631 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening on the spread of the virus in Ireland.

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THE CHIEF MEDICAL Officer has confirmed a further 49 reported deaths of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 and 631 new cases of the disease in Ireland.

It brings to 16,671 the total number of cases in Ireland while the total number of lab-confirmed deaths from the virus sits at 769.

As of midnight on Tuesday, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre reported 302 clusters in residential care settings, 179 of which are in nursing homes. 

Of the 769 deaths in lab-confirmed cases, some 412 are associated with residents of residential care settings, with 348 of those associated with nursing homes. 

Data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) as of midnight on Monday, show that 56% of the confirmed cases at that stage (15,871) were female, while 44% were reported in males. 

The median age of confirmed cases at that stage was reported as 48.

Some 2,387 cases involved a person being hospitalised. Meanwhile, some 4,393 cases were associated with healthcare workers. 

New figures today show hospitals in Ireland are treating over 700 patients with Covid-19 and that 132 patients are currently in ICU. 

The acute hospitals with the most confirmed cases are in Dublin with the figures covering the situation up to last night. 

With reporting from Conor McCrave

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