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

March 26, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 20 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 11 occurred in March, 3 in February and 6 in January. As of midnight Thursday 25 March, the HPSC has been notified of 584 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The median age of those who died was 73 years. The age range was 57-91 years. There has been a total of 4,651 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 233,327* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases. The figure of 233,327 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 297 are men and 286 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 222 in Dublin, 44 in Kildare, 33 in Offaly, 31 in Meath, 29 in Westmeath and the remaining 225 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 317 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 67 are in ICU. There have been 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Tuesday (23 March), there have been 709,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

515,800 people have received their first dose
193,548 people have received their second dose

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