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Covid-19: 4,929 New Cases And Eight Additional Deaths

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06:10 11 Jan 2021


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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.

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.

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."

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."


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