Covid-19

BREAKING NEWS: 54 deaths and 1,006 new cases announced this evening

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'Highest recorded number of deaths so far' in Ireland from Covid-19

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 54 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

45 of these deaths occurred in February, 5 occurred in January and 4 are still under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 86 years and the age range was 48 - 104 years.

There has been a total of 3,794 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Tuesday, 9th February, the HPSC has been notified of 1,006 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 205,939 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

476 are men / 524 are women
65% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 35 years old
516 in Dublin, 63 in Cork, 46 in Galway, 43 in Meath, 36 in Louth and the remaining 302 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 8am today, 1,032 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 173 are in ICU. 40 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of February 7, 240,487 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

153,654 people have received their first dose
86,833 people have received their second dose

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.