1,276 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Department of Health in Ireland this evening.
This brings the overall number of infections at 48,678.
A further eight lives have been lost to the fatal disease and the death toll stands at 1,849.
Of the eight deaths, one occurred in June, two in September and five in October.
278 cases have been recorded in Dublin followed by 149 in Cork, 108 in Meath, 107 in Galway, 80 in Wexford, and the remaining 554 cases are spread across 21 counties.
Of the cases notified today;
- 644 are men / 631 are women
- 69% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 31 years old
As of 2pm today 260 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
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Source: Dublin News