The Department of Health has confirmed a further 1,271 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland with 297 hospitalisations.
Of the 297 people who are being hospitalised with the virus, 59 are receiving treatment in ICU, which is down one from yesterday.
In regards to Covid-19 deaths, there have been 17 deaths reported in the last week to Tuesday, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
During this month alone, there have been 102 Covid-19 deaths reported which is the highest monthly number since March.
The average age of those who died from Covid-19 is 76 years old.
The HPSC has confirmed that the total number of Covid-19 deaths in Ireland is 5,249, 86% of whom had underlying conditions.
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