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

March 27, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. The deaths reported today occurred in March. As of midnight Friday 26 March, the HPSC has been notified of 624 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  There has been a total of 4,653 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 233,937* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 14 confirmed cases. The figure of 233,937 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 309 are men and 313 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 308 in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly and the remaining 177 cases are spread across 18 other counties

As of 8am today, 304 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 64 are in ICU. There have been 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of last Wednesday (24 March), there have been 732,678 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 529,984 people have received their first dose
  • 202,694 people have received their second dose

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