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Ireland's Death Toll Surpasses 3,000 As 90 More Deaths Confirmed

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06:38 26 Jan 2021


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Ireland's death toll from the virus has now surpassed 3,000.

The Department of Health has been notified of 90 deaths related to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

The median age of those who died is 93.

Meanwhile, the Department has also been notified of 928 new cases of the virus.

418 of today's cases were identified in men while 506 are in women.

Most people -50% - are under 45 years of age.

The median age is 44 years old.

Most of today's cases were identified in Dublin, where there is 257 new cases.

Elsewhere, there are 115 new cases in Cork, 71 in Louth, 53 in Galway and 34 in Limerick.

The remaining 387 cases are spread across all other counties

Meanwhile, there have been 65 additional hospitalisations in the past twenty-four hours.

In total, there are 1,750 Covid-19 patients in hospitals - 216 of whom are in intensive care.

The 14 Day Incident Rate is estimated to be 721.1 per 100,000 population.

6 Cases Linked To South African Variant

The Chief Medical Officer has confirmed that the public health surveillance programme has identified 6 cases additional cases linked to the SA Variant.

Dr Tony Holohan appealed to people to keep up their efforts to combat the virus.

"It is imperative that everyone continues to strictly adhere to the public health advice to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this highly infectious disease."


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