54 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 1,335 new cases
"The risk of transmission in the community remains very high."
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 54 additional deaths related to Covid-19.
50 of these deaths occurred in January while the median age of those who died is 85 years and the age range is 55-96 years.
The HPSC has been notified of 1,335 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
437 of those cases are in Dublin, 114 in Cork, 78 in Galway, 71 in Meath, 61 in Louth and the remaining 574 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 2pm today, 1,670 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 217 are in ICU.
There have been 81 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The current 14 day incidence remains more than double the peak incidence experienced during previous Level 5 measures in October, therefore, now is not the time to drop your guard and start to interact with people outside your household.
"The risk of transmission in the community remains very high. We must continue to work towards reducing incidence of disease and preventing further hospitalisations and deaths.”