Coronavirus Ireland: no further deaths and 252 new cases

Grant Boone
November 24, 2020

Some 88 cases are in Dublin, 26 in Cork, 21 in Kilkenny, 16 in Louth and 16 in Mayo. The remaining 85 cases were spread across 20 additional counties.

There were 252 cases confirmed today nationally.

69 per cent are under 45 years of age, with a median age of 32 years old.

The national 14-day incidence rate has now fallen to 109 per 100,000 population, with Donegal still reporting the highest incidence rate in the country at 231 per 100,000.

As of 2pm today 289 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU.

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The Department of Health on Saturday also confirmed that another 357 cases of the virus had been recorded within the last 24-hour reporting period.

Earlier today, Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed that Ireland would move to Level 3 restrictions under the Government's Living with Covid Plan.

The coalition party leaders will meet tonight ahead of a full cabinet meeting on the issue in the morning. A further 10 deaths were also reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 923.

The latest reported deaths occurred in Belfast (4), Causeway Coast and Glens (2), Antrim and Newtownabbey (1), Ards and North Down (1), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (1), and Newry, Mourne and Down (1).

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