Tuesday, January 26, 2021

There have been 24 further cases of COVID-19 in Kildare, the latest figures reveal.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today been notified of 90 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 89 deaths occurred in January (there is one death where the date of death is under investigation).

The median age of those who died is 83 years and the age range is 48-99 years. It means there has been a total of 3,066 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight on Monday 25 January, the HPSC has been notified of 928 confirmed cases of the virus. There is now a total of 189,851 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today 50% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 44 years old. 257 are in Dublin, 115 in Cork, 71 in Louth, 53 in Galway, 45 in Limerick and the remaining 387 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,750 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 216 are in ICU. 65 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today we are reporting a further 90 deaths, bringing our cumulative total of lives lost to COVID-19 to more than 3,000 in Ireland. 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.

“The decline in daily incidence of COVID-19 has begun, however the volume of disease in our communities remains very high. To date we have reported 96,000 cases in January 2021, which has already passed the total of 93,500 cases reported in 2020. Indeed, public health doctors in the Midlands reported a total of 4,000 cases in the first 8 months of 2020 and another 4,000 cases in the first four weeks of 2021.

“Through our enhanced public health surveillance programme, we have identified 6 additional cases linked to the Southern African variant of concern. All cases are being followed up by public health teams in line with the latest ECDC guidance published on the 21st January.

“The downturn in incidence has been achieved through the determination of people across the country to stay at home, to work from home and to avoid meeting and socialising with others. It is imperative that everyone continues to strictly adhere to the public health advice to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this highly-infectious disease.”

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 3,066 deaths reflects this.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 25 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population):

County Today’s cases

(to midnight 25Jan2021)

5-Day Moving Average of New Cases~

(to 25Jan2021)

14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population

(to 25Jan2021)

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 25Jan2021)

Ireland 928 1,591  721.1  34,336
Monaghan 27 50  1,475.9  906
Louth 71 79  1,139.0  1,468
Carlow 36 26  964.3  549
Waterford 37 67  953.7  1,108
Mayo 31 48  841.3  1,098
Dublin 257 521  839.2  11,307
Wexford 16 70  834.2  1,249
Limerick 45 62  781.9  1,524
Cavan 7 21  737.8  562
Donegal 38 39  712.3  1,134
Meath 39 68  700.9  1,367
Offaly 20 32  691.4  539
Cork 115 162  689.9  3,745
Kildare 24 58  631.4  1,405
Galway 53 65  616.1  1,590
Laois 9 17  591.5  501
Tipperary 19 44  559.7  893
Clare 15 25  536.1  637
Wicklow 16 32  464.1  661
Kilkenny 9 18  427.3  424
Sligo 5 17  408.9  268
Westmeath 11 20  397.7  353
Longford 6 12  384.1  157
Kerry 19 25  381.8  564
Roscommon <5 7  373.4  241
Leitrim <5 6  268.4  86
By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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