89 new cases in Kildare

Nearly 100 Covid-19 deaths today as CMO warns: "Don't drop your guard"

Senan Hogan

Reporter:

Senan Hogan

Dr Tony Holohan coronavirus covid-19

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 93 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

Of the deaths reported today, 3 deaths occurred in December and 89 occurred in January.

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 41-99 years.

There are no newly reported deaths in healthcare workers. There are no newly reported deaths in a young person under the age of 30.

There has been a total of 2,708 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Monday 18th January, the HPSC has been notified of 2,001 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 176,839confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

892 are men / 1,098 are women
55% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 42 years old

701 in Dublin, 204 in Cork, 102 in Waterford, 98 in Meath, 90 in Donegal and the remaining 806 cases are spread across all other counties. 


 

As of 2pm today, 1,949 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 202 were in ICU at 11am. 100 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “While we are starting to see the early results of our collective efforts to minimise the transmission of the virus, we are very sadly reporting an additional 93 deaths today.

"We cannot afford to drop our guard against the very high levels of infection that remain in the community at present.

"COVID-19 ICU and hospitalisation numbers are of critical concern to us, representing a very significant pressure on our healthcare workers and on the provision of acute medical and surgical non-COVID care.

"We need everyone to stay at home, other than for essential reasons.

"The more that each individual follows this advice in their everyday lives, the more we can drive down the spread of COVID-19 and minimise the impact on vital healthcare services, patients and frontline workers.”

 

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.