761 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic today, with 18 additional Covid related deaths reported.
There were 14 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 281.4 cases per 100,000 people, substantially higher than the national figure of 164.9.
No new Covid related deaths have been reported in Northern Ireland today, with 107 new cases confirmed this afternoon.
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.
Of the deaths reported today 11 occurred in March and 7 occurred in February.
The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 59 - 95 years.
There has been a total of 4,705 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Wednesday 31st March, the HPSC has been notified of 761 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 236,600* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 383 are men / 373 are women
- 72% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 33 years old
- 372 in Dublin, 55 in Meath, 43 in Cork, 40 in Kildare, 38 in Offaly and the remaining 213 cases are spread across 19 other counties**.
As of 8am today, 274 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of March 29th 2021, 819,676 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 590,688 people have received their first dose
- 228,988 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 15 confirmed case. The figure of 236,000 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 31 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today's cases (to midnight 31Mar2021)||5 day moving average (to midnight 31Mar2021)||14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (18Mar2021 to 31Mar2021)||New Cases during last 14 days (18Mar2021 to 31Mar2021)|
~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.
- the 7-day incidence rate is 81.6
- the 5-day moving average is 536