Coronavirus Ireland: The counties with huge spikes as 2,994 new cases surge across the country – RSVP Live

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19. All 13 of these deaths occurred in January.

There have also been 2,944 new cases reported as the virus continues to surge across the country.

The median age of those who died is 83 years, and the age range is 66 to 97 years. There was no newly reported death in healthcare workers. There was no newly reported death in a person under the age of 30.

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There has been a total of 2,608 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Saturday 16th January, the HPSC has been notified of 2,944 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 172,726 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 1,336 are men / 1,578 are women
  • 57% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 40 years old
  • 1,065 cases are in Dublin, 306 in Cork, 181 in Galway, 180 in Kildare, 160 in Limerick and the remaining 1,052 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,928 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised of which 195 are in ICU. 68 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “The situation in our hospitals is stark. We are seeing people of all ages being admitted to hospital and being taken into intensive care units.

“The levels of infection are such that your chances of transmitting or getting COVID-19 are very high, and we know that a proportion of those cases will lead to serious illness and mortality. There is no group who should feel the public health advice does not apply to them. It is only if we act together that we can keep ourselves, our loved ones, and health and social care facilities safe.” 

“As we look forward to the week ahead, consider your choices and make the right ones. Do not go into work tomorrow if you can work from home. If you are an employer, facilitate remote working for your employees.”

Here is a case by case breakdown:

County

Today’s cases

(to midnight 16Jan2021)

14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 16Jan2021)

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 16Jan2021)

Ireland

2944

1487.9

70,851

Monaghan

42

2671.6

1,640

Louth

44

2237.7

2,884

Waterford

129

2058.9

2,392

Limerick

160

1905.1

3,713

Wexford

43

1805.3

2,703

Dublin

1065

1761.2

23,730

Carlow

20

1666.9

949

Mayo

95

1635.2

2,134

Cork

306

1583.1

8,594

Clare

54

1459.4

1,734

Cavan

10

1425.6

1,086

Donegal

112

1386.4

2,207

Meath

114

1225.9

2,391

Kildare

180

1200.9

2,672

Kilkenny

42

1146.8

1,138

Galway

181

1095.9

2,828

Kerry

43

1045.3

1,544

Offaly

64

978.7

763

Laois

62

964.6

817

Tipperary

56

958.3

1,529

Roscommon

16

925

597

Sligo

24

843.8

553

Wicklow

32

799

1,138

Longford

7

729.1

298

Westmeath

36

713.1

633

Leitrim

7

574.2

184