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Coronavirus: Eight Additional Deaths Confirmed

News updates for Sunday 10th January 2021.

Latest figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 2,344 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Saturday 9th January, the HPSC has been notified of 6,888 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 147,613* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

3,252 are men / 3,595 are women

60% are under 45 years of age

The median age is 38 years old

2,088 in Dublin, 862 in Cork, 469 in Limerick, 405 in Wexford, 320 in Waterford and the remaining 2,744 cases are spread across all other counties.

 

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 09 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County

 

Today's cases (to midnight 09Jan2021)

 

14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (27Dec2020 to 09Jan2021)

 

New Cases during last 14 days (27Dec2020 to 09Jan2021)

 

Ireland

 

6,888

 

1291.2

 

61,484

 

Monaghan

 

140

 

2525.0

 

1,550

 

Louth

 

263

 

2201.2

 

2,837

 

Limerick

 

469

 

1878.4

 

3,661

 

Waterford

 

320

 

1644.9

 

1,911

 

Cavan

 

89

 

1483.4

 

1,130

 

Dublin

 

2,088

 

1477.4

 

19,906

 

Wexford

 

405

 

1436.0

 

2,150

 

Donegal

 

196

 

1409.0

 

2,243

 

Clare

 

208

 

1357.5

 

1,613

 

Cork

 

862

 

1340.7

 

7,278

 

Carlow

 

107

 

1299.8

 

740

 

Mayo

 

95

 

1168.5

 

1,525

 

Kilkenny

 

163

 

1160.9

 

1,152

 

Meath

 

216

 

1138.7

 

2,221

 

Sligo

 

43

 

1132.2

 

742

 

Kerry

 

192

 

1065.6

 

1,574

 

Kildare

 

238

 

971.2

 

2,161

 

Longford

 

43

 

902.8

 

369

 

Offaly

 

62

 

894.0

 

697

 

Laois

 

105

 

843.0

 

714

 

Tipperary

 

239

 

775.3

 

1,237

 

Galway

 

140

 

735.5

 

1,898

 

Roscommon

 

16

 

725.1

 

468

 

Leitrim

 

20

 

705.3

 

226

 

Westmeath

 

54

 

690.5

 

613

 

Wicklow

 

115

 

609.4

 

868

 

 

Cases:

A Professor of epidemiology says the drop in covid 19 cases gives hope but it's too early to say if the numbers have flattened out.

There are 4,842 new cases after Friday's record high of 8,248 infections.

However, the country's 14 day incidence rate of coronavirus has risen to 1,162.2 per 100 thousand people.

UCC Professor Patricia Kearney says lockdowns get cases down but we must check people coming into the country:

Schools:

Some teachers believe they're coming under fire, unfairly, over the latest changes for schools and the Leaving Cert.

Donegal town teacher Rachel Murray was surprised at the level of support she's received since sharing her concerns on Twitter this week.

It comes after the Government decision not to have Leaving Cert students or pupils with special needs return to class tomorrow.

Rachel says just because teachers aren't in schools doesn't mean they're not working:

Vaccines:

Nursing Homes Ireland says the public can play a role in speeding up vaccination for vulnerable people.

The group has appealed to people to follow the public health advice to reduce community transmission.

Last week it emerged confirmed cases will have their appointment for a dose deferred for up to a month.

65 teams are to be deployed over the next two weeks, with the aim of administering 75,000 vaccines.

Nursing Homes Ireland Chief Executive Tadhg Daly says it's crucial to get the nation's infection rate down:

Sinn Fein wants assurances the vaccine rollout plan is prepared for larger numbers of units in the deliveries.

Health spokesperson David Cullinane says as extra candidates come on stream, those consignments could become very large:

Local figures:

4,842 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

There have also been 9 additional deaths reported.

The new case figures saw a drop of over 3000 cases on Friday's number of 8,248.

1,049 cases are in Dublin, 530 are in Cork, 514 are in Waterford, 405 are in Wexford, 247 are in Louth.

The remaining 2,097 infections are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,293 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, of which 119 are in ICU.

The country's 14 day incidence rate currently stands at 1162.2 per 100 thousand people

Monaghan has the highest rate at 2296.9, followed by Louth with 2008.8 and Limerick at 1660.9.

11 new cases were confirmed in Westmeath, while Laois and Offaly both had six new cases. 

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