Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 12th March

March 12, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Thursday 11 March, the HPSC has been notified of 646 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  4 deaths occurred in March, 1 in February, 1 in January and 4 are under investigation. The median age of those who died was 67 years and the age range was 41 – 83 years. There has been a total of 4,518* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,518 confirmed cases reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 225,820* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 225,820 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 311 are men and 332 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 243 in Dublin, 80 in Kildare, 45 in Meath, 35 in Galway, 34 in Offaly and the remaining 209 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 344 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 87 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of last Tuesday (9 March), there have been 553,161 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 396,089 people have received their first dose
  • 157,072 people have received their second dose

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community. The dashboard also now includes information on total vaccines administered (1st dose).

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

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