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

March 19, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 9 deaths occurred in March, 1 date of death remains under investigation. As of midnight Thursday 18 March, the HPSC has been notified of 507 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The median age of those who died was 75 years and the age range was 45 – 88 years. There has been a total of 4,576 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 229,306* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* Validation of data has resulted in the re-classification of 3 probable cases to confirmed status. The figure of 229,306 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 249 are men and 255 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 216 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Galway, 24 in Offaly, 18 in Tipperary, and the remaining 180 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 336 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 87 are in ICU. 43 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Tuesday (16 March), there have been 632,359 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 463,500 people have received their first dose
  • 168,859 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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