Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 7th March

March 7, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 1 death occurred in March and 1 in January*. As of midnight, Saturday 6th March, the HPSC has been notified of 525 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,422 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There is now a total of 223,219** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 271 are men / 254 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 214 in Dublin, 37 in Meath, 28 in Offaly, 28 in Limerick and 25 in Wicklow and the remaining 193 cases are spread across 19 other counties***.

As of 8am today, 423 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 103 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 4th, 493,873 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 346,256 people have received their first dose
  • 147,617 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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