57 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 650 new cases
"Although we have made great progress, the situation remains precarious."
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 57 additional deaths related to Covid-19.
34 of these deaths occurred in February, 21 in January, one in December and one in November.
The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 52-99 years.
The HPSC has been notified of 650 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
192 of the cases are in Dublin, 53 in Galway, 50 in Meath, 46 in Kildare, 46 in Cork and the remaining 263 cases are spread across 19 other counties.
As of 8am today, 831 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 154 are in ICU.
There have been 49 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of 14 February, 271,942 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 180,192 people have received their first dose
- 91,750 people have received their second dose
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “Although we have made great progress, the situation remains precarious.
“Almost 90% of cases in Ireland are the B117 variant. The increased transmissibility of this variant is apparent in the current profile of the disease in households, with one in three household contacts of a confirmed case testing positive for Covid-19.
“This underlines the need for people to exercise caution in households and other settings. In particular, people should isolate immediately on experiencing any symptoms and contact their GP.”