Another 48 people have died with Covid-19 and there are 1,254 new cases. 45 deaths occurred in January.
437 of the cases are in Dublin, with 146 in Cork, 76 in Meath, 69 in Wexford, 62 in Kildare and the remaining cases are spread across all other counties.
There are 1,518 people in hospital with the virus and 211 in intensive care – which is five fewer than yesterday.
The 14-day incidence rate has fallen to 575 per 100,000 people, which means one in 174 people have tested positive in the space of two weeks.
The median age of those who died is 82 years and the age range is 30-99 years.There has been a total of 3,214* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Thursday 28th January, the HPSC has been notified of 1,254 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There is now a total of 193,892** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 587 are men / 658 are women
- 54% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 42 years old
As of 2pm today, 1,518 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 211 are in ICU. 51 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.