Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 17th March

March 17, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 17 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight, Tuesday 16th March, the HPSC has been notified of 557 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 9 deaths occurred in March, 4 in February, and 4 occurred in January or earlier. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 51 – 94 years. There has been a total of 4,566* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There is now a total of 228,215** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 262 are men / 291 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 229 in Dublin, 58 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 24 in Tipperary and the remaining 181 cases are spread across all other counties. ***

As of 8am today, 350 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers Vacinated

As of March 14th, 617,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 452,554 people have received their first dose
  • 164,496 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 including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

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

**County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.

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