The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has now been a total of 1,868 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Tuesday 20th October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,167 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 53,422 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Laois has 19 new cases.
Of the cases notified today;
- 538 are men / 627 are women
- 64% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 33 years old
- 263 in Dublin, 142 in Meath, 137 in Cork, 86 in Cavan and the remaining 539 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
As of 2pm today, 314 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. 27additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The behaviour of every individual is the most effective defence we have against the spread of COVID-19.
“Everyone needs to stay at home, other than for essential reasons. Follow the public health advice and treat everyone that you come into contact with as though they are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 – keep your distance, avoid meeting others.
We are facing a big challenge, but we have faced this challenge before, and that means we know how to suppress this virus, by following the public health advice in everything we do.”