Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 26th February

February 26, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 29 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Thursday 25 February, the HPSC has been notified of 776 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  17 of these deaths occurred in February, and 12= occurred in January. The median age of those who died was 77 years and the age range was 29 – 95 years.

There has been a total of 4,300 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 218,251* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 218,251 cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 394 are men and 379 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 278 in Dublin, 69 in Galway, 57 in Meath, 52 in Kildare, 48 in Donegal and the remaining 272 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8am today, 574 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 136 are in ICU. There have been 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of last Tuesday (23 February), there have been 373,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 238,841 people have received their first dose
  • 134,439 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.

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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