349 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with 18 new deaths reported.
There were 19 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 152 cases per 100,000 people, compared to the national figure of 148.3. It's the first time in several weeks the Donegal figure has been higher than the state's.
There have now been 227,663 Covid 19 cases confirmed since the pandemic began, with 4,552 Covid related deaths.
Meanwhile, a further 164 cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland today, with one additional Covid related death.
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
17 deaths occurred in March, and 1 in February.
The median age of those who died was 78 years and the age range was 55 – 102 years.
There has been a total of 4,552 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Monday 15th March, the HPSC has been notified of 349 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 227,663* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 172 are men / 177 are women
- 70% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 33 years old
- 156 in Dublin, 23 in Meath, 19 in Donegal, 15 in Louth, 14 in Kildare and the remaining 122 cases are spread across all other counties. **
As of 8am today, 355 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 88 are in ICU. 36 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of March 13th, 615,934 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 451,589 people have received their first dose
- 164,345 people have received their second dose
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 227,663 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 15 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
(to midnight 15Mar2021)
|5-Day Moving Average of New Cases||14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population
|New Cases during last 14 days
~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 78.1
- 5-day moving average is 499