Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 20th February

February 20, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 26 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Friday 19 February, the HPSC has been notified of 988 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 24 of these deaths occurred in February, 1 in January and 1 in October. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 58-98 years.

There has been a total of 4,135 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 214,378* 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 214,378 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 487 are men and 499 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 378 in Dublin, 68 in Galway, 61 in Kildare, 47 in Limerick, 45 in Louth and the remaining 389 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8am today, 719 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 149 are in ICU. There have been 36 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of Wednesday 17 February, there have been 310,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 197,609 people have received their first dose
  • 113,291 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).

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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