23 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 921 new cases
"The rate of transmission of the disease is still extremely high."
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 23 additional deaths related to Covid-19.
21 of these deaths occurred in February and two occurred in January.
The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 57 - 95 years.
The HPSC has been notified of 921 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
As of 8am today, 959 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 173 are in ICU.
There have been 53 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of 9 February, 248,284 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 158,904 people have received their first dose
- 89,380 people have received their second dose
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We have made progress in Ireland over recent weeks, but the rate of transmission of the disease is still extremely high and the risks Covid-19 poses to our vulnerable loved ones have not changed.”
“Everyone is working hard to drive down Covid-19 infection in the community, and we must all continue to limit the number of daily contacts we have.
"The only way to limit the spread of Covid-19 is to limit our social contacts and follow the public health advice, wash our hands, maintain a social distance, wear a face covering where appropriate, work from home and stay at home.”