Statement from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre:
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 17 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 16 of today’s reported deaths occurred in January.
There has been a total of 2,282 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Monday 4th January, the HPSC has been notified of 5,325 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 113,322 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 2,550 are men / 2,769 are women
- 63% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 36 years old
- 1,931 in Dublin, 767 in Cork, 323 in Kildare, 322 in Limerick, 238 in Donegal and the remaining 1,744 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today, 840 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. 102 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said;
We are now experiencing a considerable surge in cases and hospitalisations. We can turn this around quickly if we stick to the measures we know worked last spring.
We have seen some early progress in that the average number of contacts per case has been dropping in recent days – but we need to continue this effort to limit as much as we can our contact with other people in the days and weeks ahead.
If we all stay home and keep to the public health advice, we can bring COVID-19 back under control – which ultimately will protect our essential services such as Health and Education and most importantly save lives.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 04 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 04Jan2021)||14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (22Dec2020 to 04Jan2021)||New Cases during last 14 days (22Dec2020 to 04Jan2021)|
Note to Editor
The following table has been included to show both positive tests and confirmed cases in the latest 14-day period. Normally, the number of confirmed cases reported on a given day correlates with the number of positive tests the preceding day, allowing for validation and removal of duplicates.
Once the delays that have arisen in recent days have been resolved, we will no longer report the laboratory test results.
Reporting over latest 14-day period (22/12/2020-05/01/2021)
|Date reported||Reported Confirmed cases||Tests processed||Positive tests detected||Positivity rate|
7-day incidence 522.7
5-day moving average 4,309
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