Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 31st March

March 31, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Tuesday 30 March, the HPSC has been notified of 411 confirmed cases of COVID-19. All reported deaths occurred in March. The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 49 – 87 years. There has been a total of 4,687 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 235,854* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 235,854 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 202 are men and 209 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 150 in Dublin, 31 in Donegal, 25 in Kildare, 25 in Wexford, 21 in Offaly and the remaining 159 cases are spread across 17 other counties

As of 8am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 67 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Sunday (28 March), there have been 806,541 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 580,857 people have received their first dose
  • 225,684 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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