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Coronavirus: 1,372 New Cases; 7 Deaths Confirmed

National news updates on Monday 25th January.

Latest Figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

All of these deaths occurred in January.

The median age of those who died is 77 years and the age range is 43-94 years.

There has been a total of 2,977 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Sunday 24th January, the HPSC has been notified of 1,372 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 188,923* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 616 are men / 751 are women

  • 56% are under 45 years of age

  • The median age is 41 years old

  • 502 in Dublin, 164 in Cork, 77 in Wexford, 75 in Waterford, 66 in Louth and the remaining 488 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,905 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 219 are in ICU. 58 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.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 24 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

County

 

Today's cases

(to midnight 24Jan2021)

 

5-Day Moving Average of New Cases~

(to 24Jan2021)

 

14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population

(to 24an2021)

 

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 24Jan2021)

 

Ireland

 

1,372

 

 1,926

 

 766.2

 

 36,486

 

Monaghan

 

53

 

 52

 

 1,485.7

 

 912

 

Mayo

 

34

 

 52

 

 1,213.7

 

 1,584

 

Louth

 

66

 

 82

 

 1,151.4

 

 1,484

 

Waterford

 

75

 

 76

 

 990.7

 

 1,151

 

Carlow

 

9

 

 28

 

 978.4

 

 557

 

Wexford

 

77

 

 81

 

 905.7

 

 1,356

 

Dublin

 

502

 

 673

 

 862.7

 

 11,624

 

Limerick

 

36

 

 73

 

 829.1

 

 1,616

 

Galway

 

26

 

 80

 

 813.0

 

 2,098

 

Cavan

 

11

 

 30

 

 766.6

 

 584

 

Donegal

 

18

 

 57

 

 739.4

 

 1,177

 

Meath

 

45

 

 84

 

 733.7

 

 1,431

 

Offaly

 

33

 

 38

 

 705.5

 

 550

 

Cork

 

164

 

 180

 

 703.3

 

 3,818

 

Kildare

 

45

 

 79

 

 649.4

 

 1,445

 

Laois

 

25

 

 24

 

 628.1

 

 532

 

Tipperary

 

33

 

 47

 

 583.5

 

 931

 

Clare

 

23

 

 28

 

 583.2

 

 693

 

Roscommon

 

<5

 

 11

 

 545.4

 

 352

 

Wicklow

 

25

 

 43

 

 469.0

 

 668

 

Kilkenny

 

14

 

 19

 

 443.4

 

 440

 

Westmeath

 

17

 

 23

 

 417.9

 

 371

 

Sligo

 

12

 

 21

 

 415.0

 

 272

 

Kerry

 

15

 

 26

 

 403.5

 

 596

 

Longford

 

9

 

 13

 

 384.1

 

 157

 

Leitrim

 

<5

 

 6

 

 271.5

 

 87

 

~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily cases numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers.

US:

US President Joe Biden is to reinstate a travel ban to the US for people coming from Ireland.

In his final days in office Donald Trump had announced the restrictions for people coming from much of Europe and Brazil would be lifted and were due to end tomorrow.

AFP is reporting the ban will continue to stop the spead of Covid-19, while also adding South Africa to the list due to the emergence of variants.

Testing close contacts:

HSE CEO Paul Reid says testing of close contacts could

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