Coronavirus: 24 further deaths and 371 new cases

Coronavirus: 24 further deaths and 371 new cases

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 24 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

12 deaths occurred in March, 10 in February and two in January.

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The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 49 - 100 years.

There has been a total of 4,610* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Monday, March 22, the HPSC has been notified of 371 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 231,484** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 183 are men / 187 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 30 years old
  • 151 in Dublin, 31 in Offaly, 27 in Donegal, 25 in Galway, 21 in Meath and the remaining 116 cases are spread across 16 other counties***.

As of 8am today, 357 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 20, 2021, 675,946 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 492,106 people have received their first dose
  • 183,840 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 deaths. The figure of 4,610 deaths reflects this.

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 231,484 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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