Coronavirus: 18 further deaths and 761 new cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today, 11 occurred in March and seven occurred in February.

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The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 59 to 95 years.

There has been a total of 4,705 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday March 31, the HPSC has been notified of 761 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 236,600* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 383 are men and 373 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 33 years old
  • 372 in Dublin, 55 in Meath, 43 in Cork, 40 in Kildare, 38 in Offaly and the remaining 213 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

As of 8am today, 274 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU.

There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Monday (29 March), there have been 819,676 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland: 590,688 people have received their first dose and 228,988 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.

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 15 confirmed cases. The figure of 236,600 confirmed cases reflects this.

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