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Covid-19 Saturday: 14 deaths, 539 new cases

March 6th, 2021 6:10 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

As of 8am today, 278 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 14 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

Of the deaths, 9 occurred in March, one occurred in February and four in January, or earlier.

The median age of those who died was 80 years and the age range was 59-94 years.

There has been a total of 4,419 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 5th March, the HPSC has been notified of 539 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 222,699* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 295 are men / 240 are women
  • 69% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 33 years old
  • 245 in Dublin, 42 in Meath, 29 in Kildare, 26 in Limerick, 24 in Cork and the remaining 173 cases are spread across 19 other counties**.

 

As of 8am today, 414 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 101 are in ICU. There were 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

As of March 3rd, 474,645 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

 

  • 328,598 people have received their first dose
  • 146,047 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 COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

 

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 9 confirmed cases. The figure of 222,699 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 05 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County Today's cases (to midnight 05Mar2021)** 5 day moving average (to midnight 05Mar2021) 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (20Feb2021 to 05Mar2021) New Cases during last 14 days (20Feb2021 to 05Mar2021)
Ireland 539 488 175.6 8,360
Longford 8 13 379.2 155
Offaly 6 11 339.9 265
Westmeath 14 16 270.4 240
Dublin 245 225 249.5 3,362
Louth 13 16 239 308
Limerick 26 16 227.8 444
Meath 42 29 210.7 411
Kildare 29 25 189.7 422
Laois 5 7 183 155
Donegal 0 9 172.1 274
Mayo 15 10 170.9 223
Galway 21 18 166.2 429
Carlow 7 4 158.1 90
Tipperary 20 10 151.7 242
Monaghan <5 4 148.2 91
Clare 6 10 136.3 162
Cavan 7 5 130 99
Waterford 8 7 126.5 147
Roscommon <5 3 106.9 69
Wicklow 8 8 86.4 123
Leitrim 0 1 81.1 26
Sligo <5 3 74.8 49
Kilkenny 9 4 73.6 73
Wexford 14 7 68.1 102
Kerry 7 4 61.6 91
Cork 24 21 56.7 308

~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 78.4
  • 5-day moving average 488

 

 

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