Coronavirus: 16 further deaths and 543 new cases
By William O'Connor
THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 16 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
Three deaths occurred in March, 12 in February and one in January.
The median age of those who died was 88 years and the age range was 59 – 96 years.
There has been a total of 4,534 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Friday, March 12, the HPSC has been notified of 543 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There is now a total of 226,358* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 269 are men / 271 are women
- 73% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 29 years old
- 235 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 39 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 28 in Galway and the remaining 160 cases are spread across 20 other counties**
As of 8am today, 340 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 85 are in ICU. 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of March 10, 570,391 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 409,662 people have received their first dose
- 160,729 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.
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 226,258 confirmed cases reflects this.
**County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.