Coronavirus: 55 Further Deaths...


Coronavirus: 55 Further Deaths And 827 New Cases Confirmed


05:37 6 Feb 2021

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There have been 827 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

55 further deaths associated with the virus have also been reported, with 36 of these occurring in February, 18 in January and one under investigation.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 202,548, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 3,674.

The median age of those who died is 86 and the age range is 49 to 100 years.

The numbers are reflective of the denotification of 42 confirmed cases of the virus.

Of the latest cases, 63% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 38 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 297 are in Dublin, 76 in Cork, 56 in Galway, 46 in Wexford, and 37 in Kildare.

The remaining 315 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,177 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 29 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 177 are in ICU, down from 181 yesterday.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 345.6.

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 05 February 2021)

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said there are "a few old habits that collectively we have to break in order to suppress COVID-19 together".

"We know that people who feel unwell typically avoid calling their GP over the weekend, and wait to see if they improve.

"You should no longer do that – you must phone your GP at the first sign of anything like COVID-19 symptoms. Do not adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach."

He added: “Similarly, do not leave your house or go to work if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms at all.

"Breaking these habits will limit COVID-19’s opportunity to spread from person to person.”

Meanwhile, 309 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland today.

There have also been seven additional deaths reported by the Department of Health there, two of which occurred outside the 24-hour period.

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

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