250,953 cases confirmed in Ireland to date, 159,144 cases south of the border and 91,809 cases north of the
The Department of Health has announced this afternoon that more than three dozen more people have died as a result of the Covid-19.
63 deaths from the disease confirmed by the Department today. 56 of the deaths related to January, five related to November and one related to December. Another death is still being investigated.
3,569 new cases of the disease were confirmed in the evening.
There are 1,770 people with the coronary virus in the hospitals and 172 of them are in an intensive care unit, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
Over a quarter of a million people in Ireland have contracted the Covid-19.
To date, 250,953 cases have been confirmed in Ireland, 159,144 cases south of the border and 91,809 cases north of it.
3,977 people have died in Ireland so far as a result of the pandemic, 2,460 people south of the border and 1,517 people north of it.
Nevertheless, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said there was “some hope”.
“There are some small signs that we are making progress in terms of the number of daily cases and the positive rates. We have some hope, but we have a long way to go.
“In the coming weeks we will need the same resilience we showed in the spring as there is no doubt that the death rate and the number of people in hospitals and intensive care units will rise day by day because of Covid-19,” he said. says Dr. Holohan.
416 of the new cases in the south today related to Cork, 200 cases in Galway, 169 cases in Waterford, 136 cases in Donegal and 129 cases in Mayo.
There were 73 cases in Meath and 65 in Kerry.
1,119 of the new cases involved Dublin.
The fortnightly rate of the disease now stands at 1,448.8 cases per 100,000 people in the state.
The rate is 1,841.2 in Waterford, 1,688 in Mayo, 1496.9 in Cork and 1,481.9 in Donegal.
The rate is 1,186.4 in County Meath, 1,111 in Kerry and 1,049 in Galway.
The Northern Health Department confirmed 1,145 new cases of the disease earlier in the afternoon. Another 19 people who had contracted the coronary virus were pronounced dead.
869 patients with the Covid-19 are in Northern hospitals, up 118 from yesterday. 55 of those are in intensive care units.
Northern Health Minister Robin Swann today announced that visitors to hospital would be banned from Friday.