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latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: 2,001 new cases, 93 further deaths

There are currently 1,949 Covid-19 patients in hopsital.

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CMO, Dr Tony Holohan

CMO, Dr Tony Holohan

CMO, Dr Tony Holohan

A further 93 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 2,001 new cases of the virus have been confirmed by the Department of Health.

Of the deaths reported today, 3 deaths occurred in December and 89 occurred in January. This brings the death toll to 2,708.

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 41-99 years.

There is now a total of 176,839 cases of the virus in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today, 701 are in Dublin, 204 in Cork, 102 in Waterford, 98 in Meath, 90 in Donegal and the remaining 806 cases are spread across all other counties.

There are currently 1,949 Covid-19 patients in hopsital - 202 of which were in ICU at 11am.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said: “While we are starting to see the early results of our collective efforts to minimise the transmission of the virus, we are very sadly reporting an additional 93 deaths today.

"We cannot afford to drop our guard against the very high levels of infection that remain in the community at present.

"Covid-19 ICU and hospitalisation numbers are of critical concern to us, representing a very significant pressure on our healthcare workers and on the provision of acute medical and surgical non-Covid care.

"We need everyone to stay at home, other than for essential reasons. The more that each individual follows this advice in their everyday lives, the more we can drive down the spread of Covid-19 and minimise the impact on vital healthcare services, patients and frontline workers.”

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