Coronavirus: One death and 318 new cases confirmed in Ireland

318 new Covid-19 cases, 21 in Donegal

As of 2pm today there are 282 people with COVID-19 in hospitals in the State, of which 31 are in ICU.

As of midnight, Sunday, November 22, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 252 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

There are 88 cases in Dublin, 26 in Cork, 21 in Kilkenny, 16 in Louth, 16 in Mayo, with the remaining 85 cases spread across 20 counties.

Less than 5 of today's confirmed cases are located in Clare.

Of the new cases, 155 are men and 161 are women with 73% under 45 years of age.

The median age of people contracting the virus is 34 years old. 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

It comes as the Government is to meet to consider options to come out of level five restrictions next week.

The total number of cases in the six counties has now surpassed the 50,000 mark while the death toll there stands at 936.

There were no cases of Covid-19 recorded in Leitrim in the past 24 hours.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is meeting a day earlier than planned this week, on Wednesday, as discussions on exiting level five continue.



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