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COVID-19: 650 New Cases, 57 Additional Deaths in Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:16 17 Feb 2021


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There have been 57 further deaths related to COVID-19 and 650 new cases of the virus here.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) says 34 of these deaths were in February, 21 in January, one in December and one in November.

The median age of those who died was 82 years, while the age range was between 52 to 99 years.

There has been a total of 4,036 COVID-19 related deaths here and 211,751 confirmed cases.

These figures include the denotification of one death and 12 cases.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 325 are male/ 323 are female
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 37 years old

There are 192 cases in Dublin, 53 in Galway, 50 in Meath, 46 in Kildare and 46 in Cork.

The remaining 263 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

As of 8.00am 831 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised - of which 154 are in ICU.

There have been 49 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

In terms of vaccine doses, as of February 14th, 271,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

Some 180,192 people have received their first dose, while 91,750 people have got their second dose.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said; "Although we have made great progress, the situation remains precarious.

"Almost 90% of cases in Ireland are the B117 variant.

"The increased transmissibility of this variant is apparent in the current profile of the disease in households, with one in three household contacts of a confirmed case testing positive for COVID-19."

He added: "This underlines the need for people to exercise caution in households and other settings. In particular, people should isolate immediately on experiencing any symptoms and contact their GP."


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