The Department of Health has been notified of 46 deaths, related to Covid-19.
Two of the deaths occurred last month while 44 were reported in January.
The Department has also been notified of 3,086 new cases.
1,425 of today's cases were identified in men while 1,642 are women.
🆕 52 new outbreaks within nursing homes.
🩺 49 clusters within residential institutions.
📈 226 new clusters in total.
🏡 For the first time in months, according to the @hpscireland, Covid-19 is no longer primarily spreading around households.
Data updated to Saturday. pic.twitter.com/v7cC8wD9Vk
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) January 12, 2021
Most people -54% - are aged under 45 years of age
The median age is 42 years old.
Most cases of today's cases were identified in Galway, where there is 604 new cases.
Elsewhere, there are 574 new cases in Dublin, 466 in Mayo, 187 in Cork and 138 in Limerick.
The remaining 1,117 cases are spread across all other counties
Meanwhile, there have been 158 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.
In total, there are 1,582 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 158 of whom are in intensive care.
The 14 Day Incident Rate is estimated to be 1410.3 per 100,000 population.
High Mortality Rates Will Continue - CMO
Meanwhile the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said the recent surge in infections in death is likely to continue.
"What we can do today, out of respect of those who have lost their lives and those currently in hospital or ICU - and those caring for them - is to hold firm and stay home."
His Deputy, Dr Ronan Glynn highlighted the age impacted by the virus.
“At least one in three patients admitted to hospital or critical care in January have been under the age of 65 years. This clearly demonstrates that #COVID19 affects us all, regardless of age or underlying condition."@ronan_glynn #HoldFirm #StayHome
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) January 12, 2021
"At least one in three patients admitted to hospital or critical care in January have been under the age of 65 years."
Dr Glynn said that Covid-19 affects everyone, regardless of age or underlying condition.