Coronavirus: 29 further deaths and 776 new cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 29 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

According to NPHET’s statement this evening, 17 of these deaths occurred in February, and 12 occurred in January.

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The median age of those who died was 77 years and the age range was 29 to 95 years.

There has been a total of 4,300 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday, February 25, the HPSC has been notified of 776 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 218,251* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 394 are men and 379 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 278 in Dublin, 69 in Galway, 57 in Meath, 52 in Kildare, 48 in Donegal and the remaining 272 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 8am today, 574 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 136 are in ICU.

There have been 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Tuesday (23 February), there have been 373,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland; 238,841 people have received their first dose and134,439 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 has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 218,251 cases reflects this.)

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