93 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 2,001 new cases 1 month ago

93 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 2,001 new cases

89 of the deaths occurred in January.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 93 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

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The HPSC said that 89 of these deaths had occurred in January, three of the deaths had come in December and one death is still under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 41-99 years.

2,001 new cases of Covid-19 were also confirmed by the HPSC.

701 of the cases are in Dublin, 204 in Cork, 102 in Waterford, 98 in Meath, 90 in Donegal and the remaining 806 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,949 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised. As of 11am this morning, 202 people were in intensive care units.

There have been 100 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “While we are starting to see the early results of our collective efforts to minimise the transmission of the virus, we are very sadly reporting an additional 93 deaths today.

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"We cannot afford to drop our guard against the very high levels of infection that remain in the community at present. Covid-19 ICU and hospitalisation numbers are of critical concern to us, representing a very significant pressure on our healthcare workers and on the provision of acute medical and surgical non-Covid care.

"We need everyone to stay at home, other than for essential reasons. The more that each individual follows this advice in their everyday lives, the more we can drive down the spread of Covid-19 and minimise the impact on vital healthcare services, patients and frontline workers.”