Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 24th March

March 24, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 6 occurred in March, 7 in February and 5 in January. As of midnight Tuesday 23 March, the HPSC has been notified of 683 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,628 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 232,164* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 232,164 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 324 are men and 359 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 308 in Dublin, 68 in Donegal, 49 in Kildare, 35 in Meath, 30 in Offaly and the remaining 193 cases are spread across 21 other counties

As of 8am today, 329 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Sunday (21 March), there have been 680,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 495,824 people have received their first dose
  • 184,191 people have received their second dose

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