Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 21st March

March 21, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. These 2 deaths occurred in March.  As of midnight Saturday 20 March, the HPSC has been notified of 769 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,587 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 230,599* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 230,599 reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 381 are men and 378 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 284 in Dublin, 67 in Donegal, 47 in Offaly, 45 in Meath, 44 in Kildare, and the remaining 282 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 360 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 82 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Thursday (18 March), there have been 654,251 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 478,725 people have received their first dose
  • 175,526 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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