Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 16th March

March 16, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 17 deaths occurred in March, and 1 in February. As of midnight Monday 15 March, the HPSC has been notified of 349 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The median age of those who died was 78 years and the age range was 55 – 102 years. There has been a total of 4,552 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 227,663* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 227,663 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 172 are men and 177 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 156 in Dublin, 23 in Meath, 19 in Donegal, 15 in Louth, 14 in Kildare and the remaining 122 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8am today, 355 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 88 are in ICU. There have been 36 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of last Saturday (13 March), there have been 615,934 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 451,589 people have received their first dose
  • 164,345 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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