Coronavirus: 47 further deaths and 631 new cases
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 47 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
According to NPHET’s statement this evening, 14 of these deaths occurred in March, 18 occurred in February and 15 occurred in January.
The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 60 to 95 years.
There has been a total of 4,499 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Tuesday, March 9, the HPSC has been notified of 631 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There has now been a total of 224,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 317 are men and 308 are women
- 74% are under 45 years of age
- the median age is 29 years old
- 247 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 44 in Meath, 41 in Cork, 32 in Limerick and the remaining 217 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
As of 8am today, 370 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 92 are in ICU.
There have been 31 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of last Sunday (March 7), there have been 525,768 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland: 375,521 people have received their first dose and 150,247 people have received their second dose
The COVID-19 data hub 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.