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

March 23, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 24 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 12 deaths occurred in March, 10 in February and 2 in January. As of midnight Monday 22 March, the HPSC has been notified of 371 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 49 – 100 years. There has been a total of 4,610* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 4,610 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 231,484* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 231,484 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 183 are men and 187 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 151 in Dublin, 31 in Offaly, 27 in Donegal, 25 in Galway, 21 in Meath and the remaining 116 cases are spread across 16 other counties

As of 8am today, 357 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. There have been 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of last Saturday (20 March), there have been 675,946 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 492,106 people have received their first dose
  • 183,840 people have received their second dose

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