IRELAND has seen more Covid-19 cased this month than in the whole of 2020.
Dr Tony Holohan, Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, has warned that the figures give a stark indicator of how quickly the virus can spread.
This evening, health officials confirmed 79 further Covid-19 related deaths. There have been over 1,000 deaths reported from Covid-19 this month.
Another 1,414 additional cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed, with 59 of those in Donegal. In the last 14 days, there have been 843 cases in Donegal.
“We’ve experienced over 1,000 deaths & more than 100,000 cases in January 2021,” Dr Holohan said.
“We have reported more cases in one month than we experienced throughout 2020. This shows just how quickly this disease can spread.
“Despite the recent, significant decrease in cases, there remains a level of infection in the population which is double that seen at the peak of incidence last October. The next few weeks need to see us maintain compliance.”
As of 2pm today, 1,492 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 211 are in ICU. There have been 55 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Tags: