Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 19th February

February 19, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 28 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Thursday 18 February, the HPSC has been notified of 763 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 27 of these deaths occurred in February, 1 in January. The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 32-97 years. There has been a total of 4,109* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,109 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 213,400* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 10 confirmed cases. The figure of 213,400 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 370 are men and 388 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 251 in Dublin, 84 in Galway, 57 in Kildare, 47 in Limerick, 42 in Waterford and the remaining 282 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8am today, 754 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 151 are in ICU. There have been 46 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of Tuesday 16 February, there have been 293,752 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 187,893 people have received their first dose
  • 105,859 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

The past year has been very difficult for people and we still have a way to go. Incidence remains very high and we cannot drop our guard.

But better days are in sight. People continue to respond to public health advice and act in solidarity with one another. We have a dedicated and committed health workforce and we are learning more about this disease all the time. We now have three very safe and effective vaccines being rolled out and supply should increase very substantially over the coming weeks.

Please continue in your efforts as we seek to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from vaccination.

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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