Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 525 new cases

By William O'Connor

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

One death occurred in March and one in January*.


There has been a total of 4,422 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Saturday, March 6, the HPSC has been notified of 525 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

There is now a total of 223,219** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today: 

  • 271 are men / 254 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old
  • 214 in Dublin, 37 in Meath, 28 in Offaly, 28 in Limerick and 25 in Wicklow and the remaining 193 cases are spread across 19 other counties***.

As of 8am today, 423 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 103 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 4, 493,873 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 346,256 people have received their first dose 
  • 147,617 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.

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

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 223,219 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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