Coronavirus: 26 further deaths and 988 new cases

By William O'Connor

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 26 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 

24 of these deaths occurred in February, one in January and one in October.

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The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 58-98 years.

There has been a total of 4,135 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday, February 19, the HPSC has been notified of 988 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

There is now a total of 214,378* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 487 are men / 499 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 32 years old
  • 378 in Dublin, 68 in Galway, 61 in Kildare, 47 in Limerick, 45 in Louth and the remaining 389 cases are spread across all other counties.**

As of 8am today, 719 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 149 are in ICU. 36 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of February 17, 310,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 197,609 people have received their first dose
  • 113,291 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 10 confirmed cases. The figure of 214,378 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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