Covid-19 Friday: 48 deaths, 1,254 new cases

January 29th, 2021 5:41 PM

By Jackie Keogh

As of 8am today, 1,535 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 58 are in ICU. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 48 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

The median age of those who died is 82 years and the age range is 30-99 years.

There has been a total of 3,214* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Thursday 28th January, the HPSC has been notified of 1,254 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 193,892** confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 587 are men / 658 are women
  • 54% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 42 years old
  • 437 in Dublin, 146 in Cork, 76 in Meath, 69 in Wexford, 62 in Kildare and the remaining 464 cases are spread across all other counties***


As of 2pm today, 1,518 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 211 are in ICU. 51 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


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