Coronavirus: 25 further deaths and 566 new cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 25 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

According to NPHET’s statement this evening, five deaths occurred in March, 13 occurred in February and six in occurred January or earlier.

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There is one death where the date of death is under investigation.

There has been a total of 4,357* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Tuesday, March 2, the HPSC has been notified of 566 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 221,189* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 280 are men and 284 are female
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 233 in Dublin, 37 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 24 in Westmeath and the remaining 217 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 8am today, 489 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 114 are in ICU.

There have been 29 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Sunday (28 February), there have been 439,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland: 297,899 people have received their first dose and 141,883 people have received their second dose.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: "Through the hard work and sacrifice of the vast majority of people, key disease indicators continue on a positive trajectory.

“However, we are still seeing outbreaks in the community, including those linked to extended families, workplaces and funerals.

“We need to keep up our guard against the B117 variant of COVID-19, which we know is dominant in Ireland at present and highly transmissible.

"Our willingness to stick with the public health advice in our daily routine has brought us the progress that we can see today.

“Together, through staying at home as much as possible, social distancing, hand washing and wearing face coverings, we can continue to drive down the spread of COVID-19."

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 one death. The figure of 4,357 reflects this.

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of seven confirmed cases. The figure of 221,189 confirmed cases reflects this.

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