Coronavirus: 17 Further Deaths...


Coronavirus: 17 Further Deaths And 557 New Cases Reported


05:38 17 Mar 2021

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There have been 17 further deaths related to COVID-19 and 557 new cases confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

Nine deaths occurred in March, four took place in February, and four occurred in January or earlier.

The median age of those who died was 81 and the age range was 51 to 94 years.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 228,215, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 4,566.

Of the latest cases, 74% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 29 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 229 are in Dublin, 58 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 24 in Tipperary and the remaining 181 cases are spread across all other counties.

covid-19 Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in the last 14 days (as of midnight 16 March 2021)

As of 8am today, 350 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 19 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 83 are in ICU, down from 88 yesterday.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 148.

Meanwhile, as of Sunday, 617,050 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland.

452,554 people have received their first dose, while a second dose has been administered to 164,496 people.

Main image: Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Leah Farrell/

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