Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 5th March

March 5, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Thursday 4 March, the HPSC has been notified of 522 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  4 deaths occurred in March, 3 occurred in February and 1 in January. There is one death where the date of death is under investigation. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 69-94 years.

There has been a total of 4,405 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 222,169* 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 222,169 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 275 are men and 243 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 280 in Dublin, 28 in Meath, 28 in Kildare, 26 in Cork and 19 in Donegal and the remaining 141 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 426 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 102 are in ICU. There have been 34 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of last Tuesday (2 March), there have been 460,637 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 316,056 people have received their first dose
  • 144,581 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. The dashboard also now includes information on total vaccines administered (1st dose).

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

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