Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 29th March

March 29, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,667 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Sunday 28 March, the HPSC has been notified of 539 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has now been a total of 235,078* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 235,078 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 288 are men and 249 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 262 in Dublin, 32 in Kildare, 30 in Westmeath, 26 in Galway, 21 in Meath, 21 in Offaly and the remaining 147 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 331 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 70 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Friday (26 March), there have been 786,569 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 567,023 people have received their first dose
  • 219,546 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.

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