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Covid-19: 28 Further Deaths And 3,995 New Cases

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06:05 14 Jan 2021


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The Department of Health has been notified of 28 deaths related to Covid-19.

Two of the reported deaths are under investigation.

The Department has also been notified of 3,995 new cases of the virus.

1,826 of today's cases were identified in men while 2,115 are in women.

Most people -54% - are under 45 years of age.

The median age is 42 years old.

Most cases of today's cases were identified in Dublin, where there is 1,201 new cases.

Elsewhere, there are 456 new cases in Cork, 235 in Louth, 221 in Meath and 218 in Limerick.

The remaining 1,615 cases are spread across all other counties

Meanwhile, there have been 154 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.

In total, there are 1,789 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 169 of whom are in intensive care.

The 14 Day Incident Rate is estimated to be 1,497 per 100,000 population.

Third Wave "Perhaps Worse" Than First Wave - NPHET

NPHET gave warned that the the current wave of the pandemic may be worse than when virus first hit Ireland back in March.

Professor Philip Nolan said that the virus has penetrated all ages of the population.

He said that development is "a particular cause for serious concerns."

Meawhile, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that the majority of Covid-19 related deaths that occurred this month are connected to nursing homes.

"23 cases have been linked to outbreaks in hospitals and 38 with outbreaks in Nursing Homes."

"The ages of those who have died range from 25 to 98"

Dr Holohan said that every death associated with the virus is a tragedy.


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