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Covid-19: 54 Additional Deaths and 1,335 New Cases

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06:39 27 Jan 2021


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The Department of Health has been notified of 54 deaths related to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

The median age of those who died is 85, with the age range between 55 and 96.

Meanwhile, the Department has also been notified of 1,335 new cases of the virus.

618 of today's cases were identified in men while 711 are in women.

Most people -54% - are under 45 years of age.

The median age is 43 years old.

Most of today's cases were identified in Dublin, where there is 437 new cases.

Elsewhere, there are 114 new cases in Cork, 78 in Galway, 71 in Meath and 61 in Louth.

The remaining 574 cases are spread across all other counties

Meanwhile, there have been 81 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.

In total, there are 1,670 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 217 of whom are in intensive care.

The 14 Day Incident Rate is estimated to be 674.2 per 100,000 population.

CMO Encourages Public To Keep Up Efforts

The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said the 14 day incidence rate is more than double the peak rate experienced before Level 5 restrictions in October.

"Therefore, now not the time to drop your guard and start to interact with people outside of your household."

"We must continue to work towards reducing incidence of disease and preventing further hospitalisations and deaths."


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