ANOTHER 101 Covid-19 deaths have been announced by health officials this evening.
Today’s is the highest number of deaths reported on a single day since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
A further 879 new cases were confirmed, with 15 of those in Donegal.
The median age of those who died is 85 years and the age range is 19-103 years.
Ireland’s death toll has risen to 3,418, while there gave been a total of 198,424 cases.
“The high mortality we are experiencing as a country at the moment is related to the surge of infection we saw several weeks ago, and the hospitalisations and admissions to ICU that followed as a direct result,” Dr Tony Holohan, the Chief Medical Officer, said.
“Although we have seen great improvement in the level of infection being reported, we have a long way to go and incidence needs to decline much further.
“The best way to honour those who have died from Covid-19, and those who loved them or provided care for them, is to follow the public health advice. Stay at home unless absolutely necessary, and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
“What we can have control over today is the outlook of this disease in the weeks to come. Your positive actions matter, and they add up at a collective level. Please keep it up.”
As of 2pm today, 1,388 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 207 are in ICU. There have been 45 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Tags: