311 new Covid cases nationally, none in Donegal

311 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with 30 new deaths reported. 12 of the deaths were in March, 13 in February and four in January.

There were no new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 148.2 cases per 100,000 people, compared to the national figure of 161.3.

There have now been 223,957 Covid 19 cases confirmed since the pandemic began, with 4,452 Covid related deaths.

Meanwhile, a further 240 cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland this afternoon.

There have been 2 additional Covid related deaths.

Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 30 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

12 deaths occurred in March, 13 in February, 4 in January and 1 is under investigation.

There has been a total of 4,452 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Monday 8th March, the HPSC has been notified of 311 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 223,957* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 159 are men / 149 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 135 in Dublin, 29 in Kildare, 21 in Cork, 18 in Limerick, 14 in Louth and the remaining 94 cases are spread across 16 other counties**.

As of 8am today, 397 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 95 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 6th, 523,069 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 373,149 people have received their first dose
  • 149,920 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 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 223,957 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 08 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

County Today's cases**

(to midnight 08Mar2021)

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

(to 08Mar2021)

New Cases during last 14 days

(to 08Mar2021)

Ireland 311 466 161.3 7683
Longford <5 9 403.7 165
Offaly 10 15 330.9 258
Westmeath 9 9 243.3 216
Dublin 135 211 235.3 3170
Meath 12 27 212.8 415
Limerick 18 21 205.7 401
Louth 14 14 204.1 263
Kildare 29 24 171.2 381
Laois <5 6 157 133
Mayo 10 12 150.9 197
Carlow <5 4 149.3 85
Donegal 0 11 148.2 236
Galway 12 16 142.2 367
Tipperary <5 13 134.8 215
Clare <5 5 108.6 129
Monaghan 0 4 105.9 65
Waterford 8 6 97.3 113
Roscommon <5 3 91.4 59
Cavan 0 3 90.6 69
Wicklow <5 11 90.6 129
Sligo 0 4 74.8 49
Wexford 9 8 71.5 107
Kerry <5 6 67 99
Leitrim 0 0 59.3 19
Cork 21 18 53.6 291
Kilkenny <5 3 52.4 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 70.1
  • 5-day moving average 466