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Health Officials Announce 23 Further Coronavirus-Related Deaths and 921 New Cases

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

05:49 12 Feb 2021


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Health officials have announced 23 further coronavirus-related deaths and 921 new cases this evening.

Some 21 of the deaths happened this month and two occurred in January.

Of the cases announced this evening, 414 are in Dublin, with 87 in Cork, 51 in Kildare, 48 in Limerick, 47 in Meath and the rest spread across all other counties.

This morning, there were 959 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals, with 173 in intensive care.

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: “We have made progress in Ireland over recent weeks, but the rate of transmission of the disease is still extremely high and the risk COVID-19 poses to our vulnerable loved ones has not changed.”

“Everyone is working hard to drive down COVID-19 infection in the community and we must all continue to limit the number of daily contacts we have,” he said.

“The only way to limit the spread of COVID-19 is to limit our social contacts and follow the public health advice – wash our hands, maintain a social distance, wear a face covering where appropriate, work from home and stay at home.”

The 14-day rate coronavirus rate in Ireland, 12-02-2021. Image: Department of Health

The 14-day rate of the virus in Ireland now stands at 292.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Monaghan still has the highest rate in the country at 514.8, with Carlow in second on 402.2.

There are seven other counties with rates higher than 300.

Vaccine administration rates Ireland. Image: Department of Health

As of Tuesday, a total of 248,284 doses of vaccine had been administered – with 158, 904 people getting their first dose and 89,380 people fully vaccinated.

The figure includes the first 476 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which arrived in the country last Saturday.

Of the 117,123 tests carried out in the past week, some 5.6% came back positive.

This evening's announcement takes the death toll in Ireland to 3,865 and the national case total to 207,720.

The figures account for the denotification of four previously-confirmed deaths and three cases.


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