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Covid-19 Thursday: 10 deaths, 6,521 new cases

January 7th, 2021 7:21 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

There are 39 patients in ICU and 101 in hospital. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 2,307* Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Wednesday 6th January, the HPSC has been notified of 6,521 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 127,657 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 3,070 are men / 3,432 are women
  • 62% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 37 years old
  • 2,174 in Dublin, 571 in Cork, 382 in Limerick, 342 in Waterford, 315 in Wexford and the remaining 2,737 cases are spread across all other counties.

 

As of 2pm today, 1,043 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 96 are in ICU. There were 99 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of Covid-19 in the community.

 

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 2,307 deaths reflects this.

 

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 06 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County Today's cases (to midnight 06Jan2021) 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (24Dec2020 to 06Jan2021) New Cases during last 14 days (24Dec2020 to 06Jan2021)
Ireland 6,521 936.4 44,590
Monaghan 114 1,819.6 1,117
Louth 164 1,637.1 2,110
Limerick 382 1,399.2 2,727
Cavan 114 1,155.2 880
Donegal 187 1,145.2 1,823
Dublin 2,174 1,091.5 14,707
Sligo 85 981.2 643
Waterford 342 907.2 1,054
Cork 571 905.0 4,913
Mayo 119 900.3 1,175
Clare 254 899.7 1,069
Meath 240 867.5 1,692
Wexford 315 860.9 1,289
Carlow 123 850.1 484
Kilkenny 179 786.0 780
Kerry 120 775.9 1,146
Kildare 250 743.4 1,654
Offaly 94 741.4 578
Longford 28 716.9 293
Laois 82 689.5 584
Galway 184 562.7 1,452
Westmeath 42 534.0 474
Roscommon 31 520.6 336
Leitrim 13 505.6 162
Tipperary 175 487.0 777
Wicklow 141 471.1 671

 

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