Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 769 new cases
By William O'Connor
THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of two additional deaths related to COVID-19.
These two deaths occurred in March.
There has been a total of 4,587 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Saturday, March 20, the HPSC has been notified of 769* confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There is now a total of 230,599 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 381 are men / 378 are women
- 75% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 32 years old
- 284 in Dublin, 67 in Donegal, 47 in Offaly, 45 in Meath, 44 in Kildare, and the remaining 282 cases are spread across 20 other counties. **
As of 8am today, 360 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 82 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of March 18, 654,251 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 478,725 people have received their first dose
- 175,526 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 led to the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 230,599 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.