The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 263 new Covid-19 cases in Louth alone.
6,888 new cases have been confirmed nationally.
There hae been 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19 confirmed this evening.
There has now been a total of 2,344 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Saturday, January 9, the HPSC has been notified of 6,888 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has now been a total of 147,613 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
As of 2pm today, 1,452 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 125 are in ICU. 100 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Louth still has the second highest 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19. You can read an in-depth analysis of the latest spike in Louth in this Tuesday's Dundalk Democrat.
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