Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 27th February

February 27, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19.  As of midnight Friday 26 February, the HPSC has been notified of 738 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 10 of these deaths occurred in February, 1 occurred in January, 1 occurred in October and 1 date of death remains under investigation. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 55 – 92 years.

There has been a total of 4,313 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 218,980* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 9 confirmed cases. The figure of 218,980 cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 356 are men and 378 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 311 in Dublin, 54 in Limerick, 36 in Cork, 34 in Offaly, 33 in Donegal and the remaining 270 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 550 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 135 are in ICU. There have been 27 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of last Wednesday (24 February), there have been 391,355 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

254,948 people have received their first dose
136,407 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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