Coronavirus: 79 Further Deaths...


Coronavirus: 79 Further Deaths, 1,414 New Cases In Ireland

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

05:57 30 Jan 2021

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There have been 1,414 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

79 further deaths associated with the virus have also been reported, one of which occurred outside the past 24 hours.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 195,303, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 3,292.

The median age of those who died is 82 and the age range is 56-98 years.

Of the latest cases, 59% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 39 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 608 are in Dublin, 105 in Cork, 96 in Galway, 65 in Meath, and 59 in Donegal.

The remaining 481 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 29 January 2021)

As of 2pm today, 1,492 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 55 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

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

It comes as the CEO of the HSE Paul Reid warned this morning that intensive care units "will remain close to their limits for some time yet".

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 536.6.

More cases in January than all of 2020

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, outlined that this month, there have been over 1,000 deaths and more than 100,000 cases which means there were more cases in January than in all of 2020.

"This shows just how quickly this disease can spread and how much it can impact public health," he said.

“The efforts by all of the population in following the basic public health advice has seen us reduce the incidence of the disease very rapidly compared to most countries in Europe.

However, despite the recent "significant" decrease in cases, Dr Holohan said there remains "a level of infection in the population which is double that seen at the peak of incidence last October".

He added: "The next few weeks need to see us maintain compliance with all of the measures that are in place so that we can get to levels of the disease that are as low as possible.”

Meanwhile, 455 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.

There have also been 17 additional deaths reported by the Department of Health there, four of which occurred outside the 24-hour period.

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

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