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Latest figures 28 further deaths and 763 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

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There has been 28 further Covid-19 related deaths while 763 new cases of the virus have been confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

According to the Depsrtment,27 of these deaths occurred in February, 1 in January.

The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 32-97 years.

This brings the Covid-19 death toll to 4,109 while the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland now stands at 213,400.

.Of the cases notified today, 370 are men and 388 are women.

A total of 251 are in Dublin, 84 in Galway, 57 in Kildare, 47 in Limerick, 42 in Waterford and the remaining 282 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8am today, 754 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 151 are in ICU. 46 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of February 16th, 293,752 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 187,893 people having received their first dose and 105,859 people having received their second dose.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “The past year has been very difficult for people and we still have a way to go. Incidence remains very high and we cannot drop our guard.

“But better days are in sight.

"People continue to respond to public health advice and act in solidarity with one another.

"We have a dedicated and committed health workforce and we are learning more about this disease all the time.

"We now have three very safe and effective vaccines being rolled out and supply should increase very substantially over the coming weeks."

“Please continue in your efforts as we seek to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from vaccination.”

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