Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 349 new cases

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 349 new cases

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

17 deaths occurred in March, and one in February.

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The median age of those who died was 78 years and the age range was 55 – 102 years.

There has been a total of 4,552 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Monday, March 15, the HPSC has been notified of 349 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 227,663* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 172 are men / 177 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 33 years old
  • 156 in Dublin, 23 in Meath, 19 in Donegal, 15 in Louth, 14 in Kildare and the remaining 122 cases are spread across all other counties. **

As of 8am today, 355 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 88 are in ICU. 36 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 13, 615,934 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 451,589 people have received their first dose
  • 164,345 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 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 227,663 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.

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