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Coronavirus: 60 Further Deaths And 3,231 New Cases In Ireland

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

5:55 PM - 16 Jan 2021



There have been 3,231 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

60 further deaths associated with the virus have also been reported, 59 of which occurred in January with one death from December.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 169,780, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 2,595.

The numbers are reflective of the denotification of seven confirmed cases of the virus.

Of the latest cases, 54% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 42 years old.

The median age of those who died is 85 years, and the age range is 65 to 100 years.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 931 are in Dublin, 388 in Cork, 238 in Louth, 155 in Waterford, 151 in Limerick, and the remaining 1,368 cases are spread across all other counties.

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As of 2pm today, 1,854 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 119 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 191 are in ICU, up from 184 yesterday.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 1530.2.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said the virus "has taken root in every single part of the country".

He said that a "significant percentage of the population", above one in ten in some counties is currently either a case or a close contact, which is "a huge burden of infection".

"When you consider that a significant percentage of our daily cases will directly lead to hospitalisation and mortality, the urgency with which we need to act becomes clear,"he added.

"By staying at home, you are protecting our health and social care services as they struggle against the enormous burden of infection that many weeks with thousands of daily cases of COVID-19 represents.”

Meanwhile, 705 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

There have also been 22 additional deaths reported by the Department of Health there.

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr Ronan Glynn, Assistant CMO, at the delivery of a COVID-19 update in the Department of Health. Picture by: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie



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