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

March 20, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight, Friday 19th March, the HPSC has been notified of 525 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 7 deaths occurred in March, and 2 deaths occurred in February. The median age of those who died was 76 years and the age range was 64 – 95 years. There has been a total of 4,585 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There is now a total of 229,831 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 255 are men / 265 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 266 in Dublin, 33 in Meath, 29 in Wexford, 25 in Offaly, 24 in Donegal, and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 19 other counties. *

As of 8am today, 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. 27 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 17th, 639,586 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 468,328 people have received their first dose
  • 171,258 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.

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Like us on Facebook so you never miss an update!