The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 60 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
Of these, 59 deaths occurred in January 2021. 1 death occurred in December 2020.
The median age of those who died is 85 years, and the age range is 65 to 100 years. There was no newly reported death in healthcare workers. There was no newly reported death in a young person under the age of 30.
There has been a total of 2,595* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Friday 15th January, the HPSC has been notified of 3,231 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 169,780 * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 1,465 are men / 1,712 are women
- 54% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 42 years old
- 931 cases are in Dublin, 388 in Cork, 238 in Louth, 155 in Waterford, 151 in Limerick, and the remaining 1,368 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today, 1,854 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised of which 191 are in ICU. 119 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “"This virus has taken root in every single part of the country. A significant percentage of the population - in excess of 1 in 10 in some counties - is currently either a case or a close contact."