Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 769 new cases

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.

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