BREAKING NEWS: 28 deaths and 988 cases reported
Vaccinations: 197,609 have received first dose

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Taoiseach confirms extension to Covid-19 lockdown in Ireland

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 26 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

24 of these deaths occurred in February, 1 in January and 1 in October.

The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 58-98 years.

There has been a total of 4,135 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 19th February, the HPSC has been notified of 988 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 214,378 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

487 are men / 499 are women
70% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 32 years old
378 in Dublin, 68 in Galway, 61 in Kildare, 47 in Limerick, 45 in Louth and the remaining 389 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 8am today, 719 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 149 are in ICU. 36 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of February 17th, 310,900 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

197,609 people have received their first dose
113,291 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.