Coronavirus: 17 More Deaths, Over 5,000 Cases Reported Today

National news updates on Tuesday 5th January.

Latest figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 17 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 16 of today’s reported deaths occurred in January.

There has been a total of 2,282 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Monday 4th January, the HPSC has been notified of 5,325 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 113,322 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 2,550 are men / 2,769 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 36 years old
  • 1,931 in Dublin, 767 in Cork, 323 in Kildare, 322 in Limerick, 238 in Donegal and the remaining 1,744 cases are spread across all other counties. 

 

As of 2pm today, 840 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. 102 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are now experiencing a considerable surge in cases and hospitalisations. We can turn this around quickly if we stick to the measures we know worked last spring.

“We have seen some early progress in that the average number of contacts per case has been dropping in recent days – but we need to continue this effort to limit as much as we can our contact with other people in the days and weeks ahead.

“If we all stay home and keep to the public health advice, we can bring COVID-19 back under control - which ultimately will protect our essential services such as Health and Education and most importantly save lives.”

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 04 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County

 

Today's cases (to midnight 04Jan2021)

 

14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (22Dec2020 to 04Jan2021)

 

New Cases during last 14 days (22Dec2020 to 04Jan2021)

 

Ireland

 

5,325

 

674.4

 

32,112

 

Monaghan

 

117

 

1243

 

763

 

Louth

 

238

 

1173.1

 

1,512

 

Limerick

 

322

 

1113.4

 

2,170

 

Donegal

 

238

 

950.4

 

1,513

 

Cavan

 

123

 

821.8

 

626

 

Dublin

 

1,931

 

809.4

 

10,906

 

Sligo

 

50

 

738.5

 

484

 

Mayo

 

99

 

729.5

 

952

 

Meath

 

196

 

605

 

1,180

 

Kerry

 

122

 

587

 

867

 

Cork

 

767

 

583.4

 

3,167

 

Kilkenny

 

66

 

564.3

 

560

 

Clare

 

89

 

559.7

 

665

 

Wexford

 

125

 

549.7

 

823

 

Kildare

 

323

 

534.8

 

1,190

 

Carlow

 

38

 

519.9

 

296

 

Laois

 

12

 

493.5

 

418

 

Waterford

 

103

 

480.3

 

558

 

Longford

 

5

 

467.3

 

191

 

Offaly

 

11

 

459.2

 

358

 

Galway

 

140

 

456.1

 

1,177

 

Roscommon

 

29

 

447.8

 

289

 

Leitrim

 

13

 

411.9

 

132

 

Westmeath

 

13

 

376.3

 

334

 

Tipperary

 

69

 

326.5

 

521

 

Wicklow

 

86

 

323

 

460

 

The following table has been included to show both positive tests and confirmed cases in the latest 14-day period. Normally, the number of confirmed cases reported on a given day correlates with the number of positive tests the preceding day, allowing for validation and removal of duplicates.

Once the delays that have arisen in recent days have been resolved, we will no longer report the laboratory test results. 

Reporting over latest 14-day period (22/12/2020-05/01/2021)

Date reported

 

Reported Confirmed cases

 

Tests processed

 

Positive tests detected

 

Positivity rate

 

22/12/2020

 

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