There has been a further 94 Covid-19 deaths and 1,013 new cases. 47 deaths occurred in February, 44 occurred in January, 2 in December and 1 in November.
1,334 patients with the disease are currently in hospital and 203 in ICUs. The 14 incidence rate is now 424 cases per 100,000 people.
The median age of those who died is 82 years and the age range is 36-100 years. There has been a total of 3,512 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Tuesday 2nd February, the HPSC has been notified of 1,013 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There is now a total of 199,430* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 465 are men / 543 are women
- 56% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 41 years old
- 337 in Dublin, 96 in Galway, 65 in Cork, 60 in Kildare, 48 in Louth and the remaining 407 cases are spread across all other counties.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “At the outset of this pandemic, as a global community we knew much less about COVID-19 than we do now. We did not know then that today we would have a portfolio of approved vaccines to mitigate the worst effects of COVID-19, adding to our toolkit of public health measures such as social distancing, reducing contacts, mask-wearing, cough/sneeze hygiene and washing our hands.
“Now more than ever, as we are continuing to see the tragic effects of the recent surge of COVID-19 infection in the form of mortality, hospitalisation and ICU admission, we should remember the public health advice that has carried us so far in this pandemic, and helped us to suppress COVID-19 together successfully in the past.
“It is the collective hard work and ongoing sacrifice of people across Ireland in following these public health measures that will keep us all safe at this time, as we look ahead to the increased rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon. Keep it up, and encourage others to do the same. In short: the present is the time to protect yourself and stay safe, in order to receive your vaccine in the future.”