Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 9th February

February 9, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 68 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Sunday 7 February, the HPSC has been notified of 556 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  50 of these deaths occurred in February, 15 occurred in January and 2 in December. There is 1 death where the date of death is under investigation. The median age of those who died was 85 years and the age range was 43-96 years. There has been a total of 3,752* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 deaths. The figure of 3,752 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 204,940* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 13 cases. The figure of 204,940 cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 284 are men and 268 are women
  • 60% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 39 years old
  • 163 in Dublin, 45 in Limerick, 38 in Galway, 34 in Cork, 29 in Waterford and the remaining 247 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 1,104 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 182 are in ICU. There have been 54 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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