Coronavirus: 13 further deaths and 738 new cases

By William O'Connor

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

10 of these deaths occurred in February, one occurred in January, one occurred in October and one date of death remains under investigation.


The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 55 - 92 years.

There has been a total of 4,313 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday, February 26, the HPSC has been notified of 738 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

There has now been a total of 218,980* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 9 confirmed cases. The figure of 218,980 cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 356 are men and 378 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 311 in Dublin, 54 in Limerick, 36 in Cork, 34 in Offaly, 33 in Donegal and the remaining 270 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 550 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 135 are in ICU. There have been 27 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Wednesday, February 24, there have been 391,355 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 254,948 people have received their first dose 
  • 136,407 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.

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