Coronavirus: Nine further deaths and 525 new cases
By William O'Connor
THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of nine additional deaths related to COVID-19.
Seven deaths occurred in March and two deaths occurred in February.
The median age of those who died was 76 years and the age range was 64 – 95 years.
There has been a total of 4,585 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Friday, March 19, the HPSC has been notified of 525 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There is now a total of 229,831 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 255 are men / 265 are women
- 68% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 34 years old
- 266 in Dublin, 33 in Meath, 29 in Wexford, 25 in Offaly, 24 in Donegal, and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 19 other counties. *
As of 8am today, 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. 27 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of March 17, 639,586 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 468,328 people have received their first dose
- 171,258 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.
*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.