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Covid-19 Wednesday: 25 deaths, 566 new cases

March 3rd, 2021 5:55 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Of the 89 in hospital, 34 are in ICU. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 25 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

Of these deaths, 5 occurred in March,13 occurred in February and 6 in occurred January or earlier*.

There has been a total of 4,357** Covid-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Tuesday 2nd March, the HPSC has been notified of 566 confirmed cases. There have now been a total of 221,189*** confirmed cases in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 280 are men / 284 are female
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 233 in Dublin, 37 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 24 in Westmeath and the remaining 217 cases are spread across all other counties****.

 

As of 8am today, 489 patients are hospitalised, of which 114 are in ICU. There were 29 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

As of 28th February, 439,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

 

  • 297,899 people have received their first dose
  • 141,883 people have received their second dose

 

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of Covid in the community including daily data on Ireland’s vaccination programme.

 

Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer, Department of Health said: ‘Through the hard work and sacrifice of the vast majority of people, key disease indicators continue on a positive trajectory. However, we are still seeing outbreaks in the community, including those linked to extended families, workplaces and funerals. We need to keep up our guard against the B117 variant of Covid-19, which we know is dominant in Ireland at present and highly transmissible.

 

‘Our willingness to stick with the public health advice in our daily routine has brought us the progress that we can see today. Together, through staying at home as much as possible, social distancing, hand washing and wearing face coverings, we can continue to drive down the spread of Covid-19.’

 

 

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

 

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,357 reflects this.

 

***Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 7 confirmed cases. The figure of 221,189 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.

 

Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 02 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County Today's cases****

(to midnight 02Mar2021)

5-Day Moving Average of New Cases 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population

(to 02Mar2021)

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 02Mar2021)

Ireland 566 591 199.4 9,497
Offaly 21 23 402.8 314
Longford 12 15 379.2 155
Westmeath 24 19 289.5 257
Dublin 233 246 274.4 3,697
Limerick 24 31 264.8 516
Louth 21 21 263.8 340
Laois 11 11 231.4 196
Kildare 37 23 225.6 502
Galway 17 28 222.8 575
Meath 30 25 214.3 418
Mayo 8 15 212.2 277
Donegal 25 19 199.1 317
Monaghan <5 5 190.6 117
Tipperary 11 16 184.3 294
Waterford 6 6 174.7 203
Carlow <5 6 172.1 98
Cavan <5 5 151 115
Clare 19 13 149.8 178
Leitrim <5 2 131.1 42
Roscommon <5 6 116.2 75
Wicklow 10 9 99 141
Sligo <5 3 82.4 54
Wexford 7 9 80.1 120
Kilkenny <5 3 76.6 76
Cork 19 23 61.2 332
Kerry 8 9 59.6 88

~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers.

 

  • 7-day incidence 91.2
  • 5-day moving average 591

 

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