The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today been notified of four additional deaths related to Covid-19.
There has been a total of 2,252 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Friday January 1st, the HPSC has been notified of 3,394 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 96,926 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 1,619 are men / 1,766 are women
- 65% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 35 years old
- 389 in Cork, 355 in Dublin, 339 in Donegal, 258 in Louth, 233 in Mayo and the remaining 1,820 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today, 607 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 56 are in ICU. 71 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; 'The incidence of COVID-19 is as high, if not higher now than it was in March. Every individual needs to act as if they are infectious. Hospitalisations are rising to levels close to what we saw in the springtime. Everyone needs to stay at home other than for essential work or care.
'It is really important that vulnerable and older people do not leave their homes unless absolutely essential. This includes asking neighbours or family to carry out errands such as grocery shopping, limiting all contacts to only those people you live with or have to visit for essential care reasons.
'We need to rediscover the spirit of solidarity and community we saw in March and April so that we can all do our part in protecting older and vulnerable people.
'People particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 include older persons and people with pre-existing medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer.'
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the commu
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 01 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today's cases (to midnight 01Jan2021)||14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 01Jan2021)||New Cases during last 14 days
Reporting over latest 14-day period (20/12/2020-02/01/2021)
|Date reported||Reported Confirmed cases||Tests processed||Positive tests detected||Positivity rate|
7-day incidence 242.4
5-day moving average 2,007
EXTREMELY MEDICAL VULNERABLE GROUPS TO COVID-19
|People with specific cancers:||
|People with severe respiratory conditions:||
|People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections:||
|People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.|
|Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.|
|Solid Organ Transplant Recipients|
*If you are in any doubt about your vulnerability talk to your GP or Occupational Health Service.