90 further Covid deaths confirmed, 928 new cases 1 month ago

90 further Covid deaths confirmed, 928 new cases

The latest figures have been released.

90 further Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed, as well as 928 new cases.

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89 of these deaths occurred in January, while one is currently under investigation. 

There has now been a total of 3,066 Covid-related deaths in the Republic of Ireland, while 189,851 people have tested positive for the virus.

257 of today's cases are in Dublin, while 115 are in Cork, 71 are in Louth, 53 are in Galway and 45 are in Limerick. The remainder are spread across the rest of the country.

Six of today's new cases are linked to the "South African variant".

As of this afternoon, 1,750 people are in hospitals with Covid, with 216 of them in the ICU.

Speaking of these figures, CMO Tony Holohan said: "This highly infectious disease is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable in our society and we must continue the good work we are doing to suppress it."

Earlier in the day, the Department of Health in Northern Ireland reported that a further 550 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

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Sadly, a further 16 deaths have also been reported up north (though five were outside the 24 hour period).

These figures come on the same day that the Government decided to extend the Level 5 restrictions until 5 March.