Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 18th February

February 18, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 47 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Wednesday 17 February, the HPSC has been notified of 901 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 44 of these deaths occurred in February, 2 occurred in January and 1 in December. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 51 – 99 years. There has been a total of 4,082* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,082 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 212,647* * 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 212,647 cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 473 are men and 422 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 36 years old
  • 437 in Dublin, 49 in Limerick, 43 in Galway, 39 in Kildare, 32 in Meath and the remaining 301 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8am today, 771 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 151 are in ICU. There have been 48 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of Monday 15 February, there have been 280,581 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 182,193 people have received their first dose
  • 98,388 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).

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