Coronavirus: 15 Further Deaths...


Coronavirus: 15 Further Deaths, 1,247 New Cases Confirmed

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

05:40 31 Jan 2021

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There have been 1,247 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

15 further deaths associated with the virus have also been reported in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 196,547, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 3,307.

The median age of those who died is 84 years and the age range is 68-99 years.

Of the latest cases, 60% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 39 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 430 are in Dublin, 97 in Wexford, 87 in Cork, 84 in Limerick, and 76 in Galway.

The remaining 473 cases are spread across all other counties.

Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 30 January 2021)

As of 2pm today, 1,516 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 39 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 211 are in ICU, the same as yesterday.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 501.

'Work from home'

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, reiterated the message to employers that staff should continue to work from home.

“There is an onus on employers to ensure that, in the first instance, staff are encouraged to work from home and in cases where that is not possible, that their workplaces are safe for staff and customers and in full compliance with infection prevention and control measures," he said.

“The HPSC has comprehensive guidance on outbreak management and infection prevention control measures that every employer should be familiar with and activating on their premises.

"I encourage all employers and managers to review their workplaces and ensure they have effective measures in place."

Meanwhile, 426 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

There have also been 19 additional deaths reported by the Department of Health there.

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Leon Farrell /

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