Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 28th March

March 28, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 12 occurred in March. * As of midnight, Saturday 27th March, the HPSC has been notified of 604 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The median age of those who died was 77 years. The age range was 51-93. There has been a total of 4,666 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There is now a total of 234,541 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 299 are men / 298 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 27 years old
  • 224 in Dublin, 45 in Donegal, 36 in Kildare, 34 in Limerick, 26 in Tipperary and the remaining 239 cases are spread across 20 other counties**.

As of 8am today, 322 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 66 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 25th 2021, 760,168 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 548,945 people have received their first dose
  • 211,223 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 including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

There is one death where the date of death is under investigation.

**County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

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