Coronavirus: 574 New Cases; 56 Deaths Reported Today

National news updates on Wednesday 24th February.

Latest Figures:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 56 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

31 of these deaths occurred in February, 13 occurred in January, 3 in December or earlier, while a further 9 are under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 16 - 97 years.

There has been a total of 4,237 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Tuesday 23rd February, the HPSC has been notified of 574 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 216,870* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

285 are men / 287 are women

67% are under 45 years of age

The median age is 34 years old

175 in Dublin, 57 in Limerick, 43 in Kildare, 37 in Galway, 35 in Meath and the remaining 227 cases are spread across 18 other counties. **

As of 8am today, 652 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 137 are in ICU. 35 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of February 21, 353,971 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

222,073 people have received their first dose

131,898 people have received their second dose

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We continue to see good progress, but this needs to be sustained. It is vital that we get our children back to school over the coming weeks. A key part of making this a success will be our continued collective buy-in to the public health measures that are tried and tested. Stay at home, work from home where possible.”

“Given the increased transmissibility of the virus now, we must continue to limit our social contacts and do all we can to starve this disease of opportunities to spread.”

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 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 216,870 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 23 February 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County

 

Today's cases (to midnight 23Feb2021)**

 

5 day moving average (to midnight 23Feb2021)**

 

14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (10Feb2021 to 23Feb2021)**

 

New Cases during last 14 days (10Feb2021 to 23Feb2021)**

 

Ireland

 

574

 

700

 

231.4

 

         11,017

 

Offaly

 

7

 

22

 

415.6

 

               324

 

Galway

 

37

 

43

 

327.4

 

               845

 

Dublin

 

175

 

255

 

314

 

           4,231

 

Laois

 

18

 

16

 

292.8

 

               248

 

Monaghan

 

0

 

9

 

286.7

 

               176

 

Longford

 

17

 

8

 

286.3

 

               117

 

Kildare

 

43

 

42

 

273.7

 

               609

 

Limerick

 

57

 

43

 

272.4

 

               531

 

Louth

 

<5

 

26

 

271.6

 

               350

 

Mayo

 

21

 

24

 

265.1

 

               346

 

Waterford

 

21

 

21

 

262.5

 

               305

 

Westmeath

 

14

 

16

 

261.3

 

               232

 

Cavan

 

10

 

11

 

244.2

 

               186

 

Meath

 

35

 

27

 

238.9

 

               466

 

Carlow

 

8

 

8

 

212.5

 

               121

 

Tipperary

 

17

 

24

 

188

 

               300

 

Leitrim

 

0

 

2

 

174.8

 

                 56

 

Donegal

 

21

 

20

 

160.8

 

               256

 

Clare

 

15

 

15

 

159.1

 

               189

 

Wexford

 

5

 

8

 

142.3

 

               213

 

Roscommon

 

0

 

5

 

119.3

 

                 77

 

Wicklow

 

10

 

13

 

106

 

               151

 

Sligo

 

<5

 

4

 

103.8

 

                 68

 

Kilkenny

 

5

 

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