Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 6th March

March 6, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 14 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Friday 5 March, the HPSC has been notified of 539 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  9 deaths occurred in March, 1 occurred in February and 4 in January or earlier. The median age of those who died was 80 years and the age range was 59-94 years. There has been a total of 4,419 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 222,699* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 9 confirmed cases. The figure of 222,699 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 295 are men and 240 are women
  • 69% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 245 in Dublin, 42 in Meath, 29 in Kildare, 26 in Limerick, 24 in Cork and the remaining 173 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 414 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 101 are in ICU. There have been 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Numbers of people vaccinated

As of last Wednesday (3 March), there have been 474,645 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 328,598 people have received their first dose
  • 146,047 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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