Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 13th March

March 13, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 16 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Friday 12 March, the HPSC has been notified of 543 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  3 deaths occurred in March, 12 in February, 1 in January. The median age of those who died was 88 years and the age range was 59 – 96 years. There has been a total of 4,534 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 226,358* 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 226,258 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 269 are men and 271 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 235 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 39 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 28 in Galway and the remaining 160 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 340 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 85 are in ICU. There have been 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of last Wednesday (10 March), there have been 570,391 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 409,662 people have received their first dose
  • 160,729 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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