New Covid cases continue on downward trend

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 50 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

All of the 50 deaths occurred in January 2021.

The median age of those who died was 82 years, and the age range was 45-96 years.

There was no newly reported death in healthcare workers and was no newly reported death in a young person under the age of 30.

The HPSC has been notified of 3,498 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country with 32 of the cases recorded in Roscommon, 11 in Longford and 5 in Leitrim.

As of 2pm today, 1,850 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised with 184 of them being treated in ICU.

There have been 118 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.