Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 8th February

February 8, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 5 of these deaths occurred in February, and 1 occurred in January. As of midnight Sunday 7 February, the HPSC has been notified of 829 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 75-95 years. There has been a total of 3,687* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 deaths. The figure of 3,687 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 204,397 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 401 are men and 426 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 386 in Dublin, 39 in Meath, 36 in Cork, 35 in Kildare, 32 in Louth and the remaining 301 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 1,212 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 176 are in ICU. There have been 39 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. 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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