There has been a drop in the number of Covid 19 cases in Kildare in these figures. According to the Health Protection Surveillance Center, 44 new cases were reported in the county.
Unfortunately, the death toll from the virus continues with 23 additional deaths reported this evening with 1,378 new cases.
The 23 deaths occurred in January.
The average age of the dead is 84 years and the age range is 61 to 99 years.
There have been a total of 2,970 COVID-19-related deaths in Ireland.
Of the cases reported today:
- 643 are men / 730 are women
- 58% are under 45 years old
- The average age is 39 years
- 379 in Dublin, 145 in Cork, 86 in Wexford, 85 in Galway, 71 in Limerick and the remaining 612 cases are spread to the rest of the counties **
As of 2 p.m. today, 1,931 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of whom 218 are in ICU. 44 additional hospitalizations in the last 24 hours.
Dr Tony Holohan, senior medical director, said: “While we are beginning to make progress in reducing the level of the virus in the community, it is a critical time for all of us to stand firm on public health advice. We must not abandon protection against this highly infectious disease and the risk it poses to ourselves and to those most medically vulnerable to infection.
“There is a large volume of disease in the country and the recent increase in cases continues to cause unprecedented tension in ICUs, hospitals and other leading health services. The answer lies in reducing social contacts and the congregation in all environments, including workplaces.
“Everyone who can should work from home whenever possible. For those of us who can’t work from home, it’s critical to follow public health advice in the workplace, such as wearing facial coatings when moving around common areas. We urge all employers to facilitate work at home as much as possible and to ensure strict compliance with public health measures in the workplace. “