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Latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: 54 further deaths and 1,335 new cases confirmed

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There has been further 54 Covid-19 related deaths while 1,335 new cases of the virus confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

This brings the Covid-19 death toll to 3,120 while the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland now stands at 191,182.

According to the Department of Health, of the deaths reported today, 50 occurred in January.

The median age of those who died was 43 years

Of the recorded cases, 437 are in Dublin, 114 in Cork, 78 in Galway, 71 in Meath, 61 in Louth and the remaining 574 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,670 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 217 are in ICU. 81 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: The current 14 day incidence remains more than double the peak incidence experienced during previous Level 5 measures in October, therefore, now is not the time to drop your guard and start to interact with people outside your household.

"The risk of transmission in the community remains very high. We must continue to work towards reducing incidence of disease and preventing further hospitalisations and deaths.”

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