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Covid-19: 50 Further Deaths And 3,498 New Cases

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05:38 15 Jan 2021


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The Department of Health has been notified of 50 deaths related to Covid-19.

The fifty people who died were aged between 45 and 96 years and the median age was 82.

None of the people who died were healthcare workers.

The Department has also been notified of 3,498 new cases of the virus.

1,576 of today's cases were identified in men while 1,906 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 1,182 new cases.

Elsewhere, there are 421 new cases in Cork, 258 in Limerick, 187 in Galway and 164 in Waterford.

The remaining 1,286 cases are spread across all other counties

Meanwhile, there have been 118 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.

In total, there are 1,850 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 184 of whom are in intensive care.

The 14 Day Incident Rate is estimated to be 1533.6 per 100,000 population.

No Evidence of Brazil Variant In Ireland

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr tTony Holohan said there is "no evidence" of the Brazil variant of the virus in Ireland.

He appealed to people travelling from Brazil to self isolate.

"We are particularly appealing to employers to enable their employees to protect each other by staying at home for the full 14 days."

 


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