The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 94 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 47 of these deaths occurred in February, 44 occurred in January, 2 in December and 1 in November, sadly bringing the total of COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland to 3,512.
As of midnight, Tuesday February 2, 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:
The number of confirmed cases in Limerick was just 15. Limerick's 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (to 02Feb2021) is now 379.7, below the national average of 424.1
However, the number of 'New Cases during last 14 days (to 02Feb2021)' is now at 740 for Limerick.
As of 2pm today, 1,334 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 203 are in ICU. 66 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
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.”
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
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