Coronavirus: 14 further deaths and 539 new cases

By William O'Connor

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 14 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Nine deaths occurred in March, one occurred in February and four in January or earlier.

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The median age of those who died was 80 years and the age range was 59-94 years.

There has been a total of 4,419 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday, March 5, the HPSC has been notified of 539 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 222,699* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 295 are men / 240 are women
  • 69% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 33 years old
  • 245 in Dublin, 42 in Meath, 29 in Kildare, 26 in Limerick, 24 in Cork and the remaining 173 cases are spread across 19 other counties**.

As of 8am today, 414 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 101 are in ICU. 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 3, 474,645 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 328,598 people have received their first dose
  • 146,047 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 9 confirmed cases. The figure of 222,699 confirmed cases 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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