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Ireland’s Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 4,000

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The Covid-19 death toll on the island of Ireland has now exceeded 6,000. News of a further 57 deaths were confirmed in the Republic of Ireland bringing the total to over 4,000.(There has been a total of 4,036* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland)

Northern Ireland has seen just over 2,000 deaths, with a further six deaths recorded today. Meanwhile 650 new cases have also been confirmed here.

There’s now 831 patients in hospital, and 154 in ICU.

34 of these deaths occurred in February, 21 in January, 1 in December and 1 in November. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 52-99 years.

As of midnight Tuesday 16 February, the HPSC has been notified of 650 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has now been a total of 211,751 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 325 are male and 323 are female
  • 65% are under 45 years of age, the median age is 37 years old
  • 192 in Dublin, 53 in Galway, 50 in Meath, 46 in Kildare, 46 in Cork and the remaining 263 cases are spread across 19 other counties
  • As of 8am today, 831 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 154 are in ICU. There have been 49 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of Sunday 14 February,

  • 271,942 doses of COVID-19 administered vaccines in Ireland
  • 180,192 people have received their first dose
  • 91,750 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

Although we have made great progress, the situation remains precarious.

Almost 90% of cases in Ireland are the B117 variant. The increased transmissibility of this variant is apparent in the current profile of the disease in households, with one in three household contacts of a confirmed case testing positive for COVID-19.

This underlines the need for people to exercise caution in households and other settings. In particular, people should isolate immediately on experiencing any symptoms and contact their GP.”