50 additional deaths and 3498 new cases of COVID-19 reported today

Coronavirus cases in Longford. Image by iXimus from Pixabay

Coronavirus cases in Longford. Image by iXimus from Pixabay

There were 26 further Covid-related deaths reported by the Department of Health today (Friday).

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) says 26 of these deaths happened in January.

"The ages of those who have died range from 25 to 98 years".

Sadly, a further 19 deaths have also been reported up north.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 38 are females and 28 are males, with ages ranging from one to 84 years.

There has been a total of 2,460 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

1,182 of the cases are in Dublin, 421 in Cork, 258 in Limerick, 187 in Galway, 164 in Waterford, and the remaining 1,286 cases are spread across all other counties including 114 in Meath and 53 in Louth.

A total of 236 - down 11 - Covid patients are now in hospitals in the Southern Trust area; 167 in Craigavon; 50 in Daisy Hill; 17 in Lurgan and two in South Tyrone. There has been 133 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours across Ireland.

Leitrim recorded 5 new cases to midnight on Thursday, January 14, bringing its 14 day total to 228.

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Speaking of the high mortality figures, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan said: "The best way that we can all support one another now is to stay apart".

"We have identified multiple different SARS-CoV-2 lineages in Ireland since the start of the pandemic, and two of the three recently emerged variants of concern from the United Kingdom and South Africa".

'It is essential that anyone arriving from Brazil self-isolate for 14 days from the date of arrival before entering or re-entering the workplace. It highlights the need for us all to protect one another by staying at home.

'We must all continue to adhere to every element of the public health advice.

In a joint statement, Chief Medical Officers Dr Michael McBride and Dr Tony Holohan, said: "As CMOs, we are gravely concerned about the unsustainably high level of Covid-19 infection we are experiencing on the island of Ireland". At the end of December, the number of close contacts per confirmed case peaked at approximately 6. That has now dropped to 2.3 contacts.

This is the reason why we are beginning to see case numbers fall once again he added.

"We know that it is extremely hard to keep our close contacts to a minimum, particularly over an extended period of time".

"Poor health outcomes, risk of serious or long-term illness and hospitalisation remain a risk for us all when it comes to COVID-19".

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