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Coronavirus: 66 Further Deaths, 1,078 New Cases In Ireland

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

05:41 13 Feb 2021


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There have been 1,078 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

66 further deaths associated with the virus have also been reported this evening.

41 of these deaths occurred in February, eight occurred in January, seven in December and nine occurred in November or earlier.

One of these deaths is still under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 39 to 98.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 208,796, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 3,931.

Of the latest cases, 70% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 32 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 433 are in Dublin, 39 in Galway, 52 in Limerick, 49 in Limerick, and 43 in Mayo.

The remaining 362 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 the last 14 days (as of midnight 12 February 2021)

As of 2pm today, 898 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 44 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 171 are in ICU, down from 173 yesterday.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 286.8.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, advised people who may have symptoms associated with COVID-19 to contact their GP.

"If you have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, such as cough, fever, shortness of breath or a change in your sense of smell or taste, self-isolate (stay in your room) immediately and phone your GP without delay," he said.

"If you are in any doubt about any symptoms you have, you should always contact your GP.

“Your test and GP assessment will be free of charge. This includes GP out of hours services, contact details for which are on the HSE website.

"If you don’t have a GP, any GP can arrange a test for you.”

Dr Glynn added: “The best way to protect ourselves and our vulnerable loved ones from serious illness as a result of COVID-19 infection is to continue taking the actions we know can effectively suppress this virus.

"Keep physical distance from others, wash hands regularly, avoid crowds and wear face coverings that are fitted correctly.”

Main image: Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie


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