Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 30th March

March 30, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 14 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 12 deaths occurred in March, 1 in February and 1 in January. As of midnight Monday 29 March, the HPSC has been notified of 368 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 68 – 97 years. There has been a total of 4,681 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 235,444* 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 235,444 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 181 are men and 182 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 127 in Dublin, 34 in Kildare, 26 in Meath, 21 in Limerick, 19 in Offaly and the remaining 141 cases are spread across 18 other counties

As of 8am today, 310 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 67 are in ICU. There have been 29 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Saturday (27 March), there have been 802,502 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 577,641 people have received their first dose
  • 224,861 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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