Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 7th January

January 7, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 2,307* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Wednesday 6 January, the HPSC has been notified of 6,521 confirmed cases of COVID-19. (*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 2,307 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 127,657 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 3,070 are men and 3,432 are women
  • 62% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 37 years old
  • 2,174 in Dublin, 571 in Cork, 382 in Limerick, 342 in Waterford, 315 in Wexford and the remaining 2,737 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 2pm today, 1,043 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 96 are in ICU. There have been 99 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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