COVID-19: 584 New Cases, 20 Fu...


COVID-19: 584 New Cases, 20 Further Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:21 26 Mar 2021

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There have been 20 additional deaths related to COVID-19 and 584 new cases of the virus here.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said 11 of the deaths were in March, three in February and six in January.

The median ages of those who died was 73 years and the age range was 57 to 91 years.

There has been a total of 4,651 COVID-19 related deaths and 233,327 confirmed cases here.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 297 are men / 286 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old

There are 222 cases in Dublin, 44 in Kildare, 33 in Offaly, 31 in Meath and 29 in Westmeath.

The remaining 225 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

As of 8.00am today, 317 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised - of which 67 are in ICU.

There have been 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 23rd, 709,348 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.

This breaks down as 515,800 people who have received their first dose, and 193,548 who got their second dose.

Earlier the HSE's Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Colm Henry, said he understands people are feeling 'huge fatigue' over rising coronavirus infections.

"If we look at the numbers, and we've become addicted to numbers over the past year, it is very despondent - it would create great despondency to look at the numbers."

But he added: "We are not back to square one - the vaccination is something new.

"Yes the figures don't look good, there's a sense of huge fatigue among the population looking at these figures rising again.

"But the vaccinations are giving real protections to the most vulnerable".

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