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Covid-19 Friday: 10 deaths, 507 new cases

March 19th, 2021 5:26 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

Of the deaths, nine occurred in March, one date of death remains under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 75 years and the age range was 45-88 years.

There has been a total of 4,576 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Thursday 18th March, the HPSC has been notified of 507 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 229,306* confirmed cases in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 249 are men / 255 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 33 years old
  • 216 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Galway, 24 in Offaly, 18 in Tipperary, and the remaining 180 cases are spread across 20 other counties. **

 

As of 8am today, 336 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 87 are in ICU. There were 43 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

As of March 16th, 632,359 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

 

  • 463,500 people have received their first dose
  • 168,859 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 vaccination programme.

 

 

* Validation of data has resulted in the re-classification of 3 probable cases to confirmed status. The figure of 229,306 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 18 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County Today's cases**

(to midnight 18Mar2021)

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

(to 18Mar2021)

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 18Mar2021)

Ireland 507 513 150.5 7165
Offaly 24 14 364.3 284
Longford 15 5 278.9 114
Kildare 40 35 243.6 542
Dublin 216 219 222.4 2996
Meath 17 31 215.3 420
Carlow 7 10 163.4 93
Donegal 16 19 163.3 260
Louth 7 13 142.8 184
Tipperary 18 22 138.5 221
Westmeath 5 9 137.4 122
Galway 29 27 130.6 337
Limerick 11 12 128.3 250
Roscommon 6 6 122.4 79
Waterford 10 11 119.6 139
Wexford 15 13 108.2 162
Wicklow 12 12 103.2 147
Sligo 6 5 90 59
Mayo <5 2 87.4 114
Laois 16 6 83.8 71
Cavan <5 8 81.4 62
Monaghan <5 3 76.6 47
Kerry 7 7 61.6 91
Clare 5 6 57.2 68
Cork 15 14 46.1 250
Kilkenny <5 3 42.3 42
Leitrim 0 1 34.3 11

~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 is 73.3
  • 5-day moving average is 513

 

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