Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 624 new cases

By William O'Connor

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

The deaths reported today occurred in March.

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There has been a total of 4,653 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday, March 26, the HPSC has been notified of 624 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

There is now a total of 233,937 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.*

Of the cases notified today: 

  • 309 are men / 313 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 32 years old
  • 308 in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly and the remaining 177 cases are spread across 18 other counties**.

As of 8am today, 304 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 64 are in ICU. 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 24 2021, 732,678 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 529,984 people have received their first dose 
  • 202,694 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 14 confirmed cases. The figure of 233,937 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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