The Department of Health has confirmed 4,929 new cases of Covid-19.
They have been notified of eight additional death related to the virus.
Of the cases notified today, 2,250 are men while 2,641 are women.
BREAKING: 4,929 new cases of #COVID19 confirmed and 8 further deaths
🏥 1,582 patients in hospital with the virus and 146 in ICU
— Stephen Murphy (@Stephen_Murphy5) January 11, 2021
Most people -59% - are aged under 45 years of age
The median age is 39 years old.
Most cases of Covid-19 are in Dublin, where there are 1,513 cases.
Elsewhere, there are 695 new cases in Cork, 320 in Limerick, 305 in Waterford and 225 in Galway.
The remaining 1,871 cases are spread across all other counties
Meanwhile, there have been 156 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.
I've always tried to balance #COVID19 messages.I know everyone is finding it all very tough.But the situation in our hospitals,(1,582 patients,145 in ICU), is now beyond strain. To avoid getting sick, protect your family & healthcare workers please, please stay at home. @HSELive
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) January 11, 2021
In total, there are 1,582 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 146 of whom are in intensive care.
The 14 Day Incident Rate is estimated to be 1378.7 per 100,000 population.
Rise In Disease Is Unprecedented - NPHET
The Chair of NPHET has described the rise in cases as "unprecedented".
Professor Philip Nolan said "We are seeing numbers of cases per day, and numbers in hospitals that we could not have comprehended prior to Christmas."
Dr Tony Holohan says there was “pre-pandemic levels of socialisation” in the run-up to Christmas.
Says there’s no one reason for why the case numbers have exploded over the past two weeks.
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) January 11, 2021
Professor Nolan said that the impact of level 5 restrictions is having a positive effect on the trend.
"This will only continue if every one of us is committed to following the public health advice to stay at home and work from home as much as possible."