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Covid-19 Saturday: 9 deaths, 525 new cases

March 20th, 2021 6:21 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

There has now been a total of 243,238* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 9 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

Of the deaths, seven occurred in March, and two occurred in February.

The median age of those who died was 76 years and the age range was 64-95 years.

There has been a total of 4,585 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 19th March, the HPSC has been notified of 525 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 229,831 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 255 are men / 265 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 266 in Dublin, 33 in Meath, 29 in Wexford, 25 in Offaly, 24 in Donegal, and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 19 other counties. *

 

As of 8am today, 328 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. There were 27 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

As of March 17th, 639,586 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

 

  • 468,328 people have received their first dose
  • 171,258 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.

 

*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 19 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County Today's cases**

(to midnight 19Mar2021)

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

(to 19Mar2021)

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 19Mar2021)

Ireland 525 503 150.2 7152
Offaly 25 17 388.7 303
Longford 7 7 276.5 113
Kildare 17 31 237.7 529
Dublin 266 226 224 3018
Meath 33 28 210.7 411
Donegal 24 20 177.8 283
Carlow <5 6 154.6 88
Louth 13 12 142 183
Tipperary 13 16 134.1 214
Roscommon 9 7 133.2 86
Galway 22 25 132.1 341
Waterford 12 12 123.9 144
Westmeath <5 9 123.9 110
Wexford 29 17 118.2 177
Limerick <5 9 116.5 227
Wicklow 8 10 103.2 147
Sligo <5 4 90 59
Laois 5 7 83.8 71
Cavan 5 8 80.1 61
Mayo <5 3 77.4 101
Monaghan <5 2 73.3 45
Kerry 0 6 56.9 84
Clare <5 5 53.9 64
Cork 21 14 45.7 248
Leitrim 0 1 34.3 11
Kilkenny <5 3 34.3 34

 

~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 72.9
  • 5-day moving average is 503

 

 

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