Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 30th January

January 30, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of  79 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 45 deaths occurred in January. As of midnight, Thursday 28th January, the HPSC has been notified of 1,414 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been 3,292 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.  As of 2pm today, 1,492 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 211 are in ICU. 55 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

There is now a total of 195,303 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 667 are men and 742 are women
  • 59% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 39 years old
  • 608 in Dublin, 105 in Cork, 96 in Galway, 65 in Meath, 59 in Donegal and the remaining 481 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 2pm today, 1,492 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 211 are in ICU. There have been 55 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

We have experienced over 1,000 deaths and more than 100,000 cases in January 2021. We have reported more cases in one month than we experienced throughout 2020. This shows just how quickly this disease can spread and how much it can impact public health.

The efforts by all of the population in following the basic public health advice has seen us reduce the incidence of the disease very rapidly compared to most countries in Europe.

Despite the recent, significant decrease in cases, there remains a level of infection in the population which is double that seen at the peak of incidence last October. The next few weeks need to see us maintain compliance with all of the measures that are in place so that we can get to levels of the disease that are as low as possible.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community. The dashboard also now includes information on total vaccines administered (1st dose).

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

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