5,325 Covid-19 Cases & 17 Deaths Confirmed by Department of Health

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 17 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 16 of today’s reported deaths occurred in January.

There has been a total of 2,282 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Monday 4th January, the HPSC has been notified of 5,325 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 113,322 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 2,550 are men / 2,769 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 36 years old
  • 1,931 in Dublin, 767 in Cork, 323 in Kildare, 322 in Limerick, 238 in Donegal and the remaining 1,744 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 840 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. 102 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are now experiencing a considerable surge in cases and hospitalisations. We can turn this around quickly if we stick to the measures we know worked last spring.

We have seen some early progress in that the average number of contacts per case has been dropping in recent days – but we need to continue this effort to limit as much as we can our contact with other people in the days and weeks ahead.

If we all stay home and keep to the public health advice, we can bring COVID-19 back under control – which ultimately will protect our essential services such as Health and Education and most importantly save lives.”

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

 Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 04 January 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

County Today’s cases (to midnight 04Jan2021) 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (22Dec2020 to 04Jan2021) New Cases during last 14 days (22Dec2020 to 04Jan2021)
Ireland 5,325 674.4 32,112
Monaghan 117 1243 763
Louth 238 1173.1 1,512
Limerick 322 1113.4 2,170
Donegal 238 950.4 1,513
Cavan 123 821.8 626
Dublin 1,931 809.4 10,906
Sligo 50 738.5 484
Mayo 99 729.5 952
Meath 196 605 1,180
Kerry 122 587 867
Cork 767 583.4 3,167
Kilkenny 66 564.3 560
Clare 89 559.7 665
Wexford 125 549.7 823
Kildare 323 534.8 1,190
Carlow 38 519.9 296
Laois 12 493.5 418
Waterford 103 480.3 558
Longford 5 467.3 191
Offaly 11 459.2 358
Galway 140 456.1 1,177
Roscommon 29 447.8 289
Leitrim 13 411.9 132
Westmeath 13 376.3 334
Tipperary 69 326.5 521
Wicklow 86 323 460

Reporting over latest 14-day period (22/12/2020-05/01/2021)

Date reported Reported Confirmed cases Tests processed Positive tests detected Positivity rate
22/12/2020 20,660 1,077 5.2%
23/12/2020 939 22,884 1,269 5.5%
24/12/2020 922 21,416 1,643 7.7%
25/12/2020 1,019 11,999 1,207 10.1%
26/12/2020 1,293 3,536 343 9.7%
27/12/2020 744 9,405 1,178 12.5%
28/12/2020 764 13,805 2,007 14.5%
29/12/2020 1,546 17,484 2,867 16.4%
30/12/2020 1,720 26,312 4,371 16.6%
31/12/2020 1,620 27,389 5,621 20.5%
01/01/2021 1,754 20,846 4,553 21.8%
02/01/2021 3,394 28,545 6,486 22.7%
03/01/2021 4,692 20,571 5,199 25.3%
04/01/2021 6,110 19,869 4,426 22.3%
05/01/2021 5,325