As of midnight, Tuesday February 16, the HPSC has been notified of 650 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 211,751** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, 45 of which have been attributed to Limerick.
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.”
Of the cases notified today:
325 are male/ 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.***
The 5 day moving average (to midnight 16Feb2021) in Limerick now stands at 35, while the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (03Feb2021 to 16Feb2021) is 267.8
This leaves the New Cases during last 14 days (03Feb2021 to 16Feb2021) at 522
As of 8am today, 831 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 154 are in ICU. 49 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 57 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
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.
There has been a total of 4,036* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of February 14, 271,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
180,192 people have received their first dose
91,750 people have received their second dose