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Coronavirus: 17 Further Deaths, Over 7,800 New Cases

National news updates on Wednesday 6th January.

Latest figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 17 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 2,299 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Tuesday 5th January, the HPSC has been notified of 7,836 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 121,154* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 3,740 are men / 4,078 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 36 years old
  • 2,263 in Dublin, 1,373 in Cork, 496 in Louth, 345 in Limerick, 340 in Meath and the remaining 3,019 cases are spread across all other counties. 

 

As of 2pm today, 954 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 88 are in ICU. 105 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The country is in a serious phase of this surge of COVID-19. There is evidence of an increasing presence of the UK variant in Ireland. All counties have an upward trajectory of the disease. There is concerning escalation of admissions to hospital and ICU. We are very likely to see escalating mortality and ICU admissions in the coming days and weeks.

“It has never been more important, throughout our experience of this pandemic, to stay home and only meet people outside of your household for essential purposes, always adhering to public health advice; physical distance, hand hygiene, cough/sneeze etiquette, wearing a face covering.”

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 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 121,154 confirmed cases reflects this.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 05 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County

 

Today's cases (to midnight 05Jan2021)

 

14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 05Jan2021)

 

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 05Jan2021)

 

Ireland

 

7,836

 

819.1

 

39,005

 

Monaghan

 

275

 

1638.8

 

1,006

 

Louth

 

496

 

1528.5

 

1,970

 

Limerick

 

345

 

1252.4

 

2,441

 

Donegal

 

231

 

1052.8

 

1,676

 

Cavan

 

160

 

1013.4

 

772

 

Dublin

 

2,263

 

955.2

 

12,870

 

Sligo

 

93

 

866.7

 

568

 

Cork

 

1,373

 

815.9

 

4,429

 

Mayo

 

121

 

808.4

 

1,055

 

Meath

 

340

 

759.8

 

1,482

 

Kerry

 

235

 

721.7

 

1,066

 

Wexford

 

244

 

687.9

 

1,030

 

Clare

 

147

 

681.7

 

810

 

Carlow

 

86

 

665.7

 

379

 

Longford

 

78

 

650.8

 

266

 

Kildare

 

276

 

640.4

 

1,425

 

Kilkenny

 

85

 

633.9

 

629

 

Waterford

 

186

 

631.8

 

734

 

Offaly

 

135

 

628.5

 

490

 

Laois

 

107

 

606.9

 

514

 

Galway

 

178

 

509.6

 

1,315

 

Westmeath

 

123

 

503.5

 

447

 

Roscommon

 

25

 

480.3

 

310

 

Leitrim

 

24

 

477.5

 

153

 

Tipperary

 

113

 

391.7

 

625

 

Wicklow

 

97

 

381.3

 

543

 

 

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.

 

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