A TODDLER is fighting their life after being struck down by coronavirus.
The child, whose age is not yet known, is in a critical condition while being treated in an intensive care unit at an Irish hospital.
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They are believed to be under the age of four – making them the youngest patient to be moved to an ICU due to Covid-19 in Ireland, the Irish Mirror reports.
It is not clear if the youngster has an underlying health condition at this stage.
The concerning incident was reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Ireland’s body of infectious and communicable disease experts, between Wednesday and Saturday last week.
Three children under the age of 15 have been admitted to Irish ICU’s with coronavirus since the beginning of the year, it is believed.
Zero counties have remained Covid-19 free in the past week as Ireland sees 864 new cases overall.
Cases of the virus have skyrocketed in Dublin with 432 cases over the last seven days and 225 cases this weekend.
Latest figures from the HPSC reveal that in the 72 hours prior to September 5, there were 467 new cases across the country.
Dublin reported the most cases over the three days with 225, followed by Kildare with 40 and Limerick with 32 cases.
In the seven days prior to September 5, there were 864 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland.
Last night, the Department of Health confirmed 102 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland and no further Covid-19 related deaths.
The total number of confirmed cases in Ireland to date is now at 29,774 and the country’s death toll remains at 1,777.
Of yesterday’s cases, 45 were men and 57 were women and 75 per cent of patients were aged under 45.