Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 23rd February

February 23, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 45 additional deaths related to COVID-19.  As of midnight Monday 22 February, the HPSC has been notified of 575 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 41 of these deaths occurred in February, 4 in January. The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 55-104 years. There has been a total of 4,181* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,181 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 216,300* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 8 cases. The figure of 216,300 cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 272 are men and 298 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 218 in Dublin, 38 in Galway, 35 in Louth, 27 in Limerick, 26 in Westmeath and the remaining 231 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 693 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 150 are in ICU. There have been 37 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of last Saturday (20 February), there have been 350,322 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 219,899 people have received their first dose
  • 130,423 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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