Further 94 deaths from COVID, 1,013 new cases

"Remember public health advice" - CMO
  • Deborah Condon

A further 94 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as well as 1,013 new cases of the virus.

Of the 94 deaths, 47 occurred in February, 44 in January, two in December and one in November. This brings the total number of deaths in the republic to 3,512.

Of the 1,013 new cases, 337 occurred in Dublin, 96 in Galway, 65 in Cork, 60 in Kildare and 48 in Louth. The total number of cases now stands at 199,430.

As of 2pm on Tuesday, there were, 1,334 people with confirmed COVID-19 in hospital, of which 203 were in ICU. There had been an additional 66 hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Commenting on the latest figures, the Department of Health's chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan urged people to "remember the public health advice that has carried us so far in the pandemic and helped us to suppress COVID-19 together successfully in the past".

"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," he said.

He added that it will be "the collective hard work and ongoing sacrifice of people across Ireland in following these measures that will keep us all safe at this time".

"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."

More information on the latest figures in relation to COVID-19, including the number of people vaccinated so far, is available here.

 


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