Coronavirus: One death and 318 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Henrietta Brewer
November 24, 2020

There have been no further deaths and 252 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland. There have been four additional deaths from the virus.

As of midnight Friday 20th November, the HPSC has been notified of 344 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

126 of today's cases are in Dublin, with 45 in Cork, 28 in Limerick, 21 in Donegal and 18 in Kildare.

Five cases were recorded in Cavan adding to the 75 cases over 14 days and an incidence rate of 98.5.

The remaining 85 cases are spread across 20 counties with less than five new infections diagnosed in Meath. 124 are men / 128 are women; 65% are under 45 years of age.

As of 2pm today 289 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. The median age was 34-years-old. There were 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The coalition party leaders will meet tonight ahead of a full cabinet meeting on the issue in the morning.

The death toll in Northern Ireland now stands at 936, while the total number of cases has surpassed the 50,000-mark.

There have also been 77,819 tests completed in the last seven days, with a positive rate of 3%.

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