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

March 18, 2021 0

There have been no deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 4,566 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, Wednesday 17th March, the HPSC has been notified of 582 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 228,796* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 290 are men / 291 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 262 in Dublin, 41 in Galway, 34 in Meath, 24 in Kildare, 23 in Waterford and the remaining 198 spread across 20 other counties. **

As of 8am today, 345 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of March 15, 620,580 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 455,182 people have received their first dose
  • 165,398 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.

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