A 14-year-old is among the 25 people who died from Covid-19 last week, making them the youngest person to die from the virus in Ireland.
The age of the teen was confirmed in the latest weekly report on Covid-19 deaths reported in Ireland from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
Prior to this week, the youngest person to die from the virus was 17. Six people under the age of 25 have died as a result of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The oldest person to die from the virus in the State was 105.
In Cork, 484 people have now died from Covid-19 since March last year, with 263 in Limerick and 136 in Clare.
In Waterford, the toll stands at 119, in Tipperary at 112, and in 83 at Kerry.
Dublin has seen the highest number of deaths overall in any county at 1,935 up to Tuesday.
However, the mortality rate is significantly higher in some smaller counties including Monaghan, Louth, and Mayo, according to the HPSC.
The average monthly death toll now stands at 150, deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said during a briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) this week.
The numbers of people dying from Covid-19 are now reported weekly by the HPSC instead of daily, as was done at the height of the pandemic.
These latest figures, published today, show 25 people died between November 3 and 10. This brings the total number of Covid deaths in Ireland to 5,566.
Over 62% of the deaths were linked to outbreaks in nursing homes, the data shows.
Separately, the HPSC found the number of outbreaks notified last week increased to 173 from the week before, a jump of 45.
However, they also found just three new outbreaks in nursing homes, down from 12 the week before.
This follows comments from Dr Glynn earlier in the week that older people are seeing “concrete” benefits from the booster vaccines.
Other residential settings including disability centres where people would have been too young for the booster programme, saw 20 new outbreaks, an increase of 13 on the week before.
Creches saw seven new outbreaks and two new outbreaks linked with schools were reported.
The system also retrospectively recorded 32 school outbreaks from May and June.
Workplaces saw 24 new outbreaks, mainly in manufacturing, with