Statement from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre:
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 48 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
45 deaths occurred in January.
The median age of those who died is 82 years and the age range is 30-99 years.
There has been a total of 3,214* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Thursday 28th January, the HPSC has been notified of 1,254 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 193,892** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 587 are men / 658 are women
- 54% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 42 years old
- 437 in Dublin, 146 in Cork, 76 in Meath, 69 in Wexford, 62 in Kildare and the remaining 464 cases are spread across all other counties***
As of 2pm today, 1,518 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 211 are in ICU. 51 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
* Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 3,214 deaths reflects this.
**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 7 confirmed cases. The figure of 193,892 confirmed cases reflects this.
**County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.
Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 29 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today’s cases (to midnight 28Jan2021)||5 day moving average (to midnight 28Jan2021)||14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (15Jan2021 to 28Jan2021)||New Cases during last 14 days (15Jan2021 to 28Jan2021)|
The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers.
- 7 Day Incidence is 202.2
- 5-day moving average is 1,269
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