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Covid-19 Friday: 29 deaths, 776 new cases

February 26th, 2021 5:28 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

As of 8am today, 251 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 52 are in ICU. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 29 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

Of these deaths, 17 occurred in February, and 12 occurred in January.

The median age of those who died was 77 years and the age range was 29-95 years.

There has been a total of 4,300 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Thursday 25th February, the HPSC has been notified of 776 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 218,251* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 394 are men / 379 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 278 in Dublin, 69 in Galway, 57 in Meath, 52 in Kildare, 48 in Donegal and the remaining 272 cases are spread across all other counties. **

 

As of 8am today, 574 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 136 are in ICU. There were 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

As of February 23, 373,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

 

  • 238,841 people have received their first dose
  • 134,439 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 at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 218,251 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 days (as of midnight 25 February 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County Today's cases**

(to midnight 25Feb2021)

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

(to 25Feb2021)

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 25Feb2021)

Ireland 776 644 223 10,619
Offaly 17 19 395.1 308
Galway 69 38 328.2 847
Dublin 278 235 299.7 4,038
Louth 45 29 286.3 369
Longford 5 6 278.9 114
Laois 15 13 277.5 235
Monaghan 8 8 275.3 169
Limerick 39 38 270.9 528
Westmeath 13 20 269.2 239
Kildare 52 37 261.6 582
Mayo 20 17 252.9 330
Waterford 9 15 243.6 283
Meath 57 35 240.5 469
Carlow 13 8 202 115
Cavan 8 8 193 147
Tipperary 22 19 193 308
Donegal 48 27 187.2 298
Leitrim <5 3 181 58
Clare 8 12 156.5 186
Wexford <5 6 129.6 194
Wicklow 9 10 108.1 154
Roscommon <5 5 103.8 67
Sligo 5 5 100.7 66
Kilkenny 6 5 91.7 91
Cork 20 21 68.5 372
Kerry <5 5 35.2 52

~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 102.6
  • 5-day moving average is 644

 

 

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