Continuing decline in new Covid cases but large number of deaths

Leitrim Observer reporter


Leitrim Observer reporter

BREAKING:  Coronavirus officially declared a Pandemic

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 45 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

41 of these deaths occurred in February, 4 in January.

The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 55-104 years.

There has been a total of 4,181 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Monday 22nd February, the HPSC has been notified of 575 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 216,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

272 are men / 298 are women
68% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 32 years old
218 in Dublin, 38 in Galway, 35 in Louth, 27 in Limerick, 26 in Westmeath and the remaining 231 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8am today, 693 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 150 are in ICU. 37 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of February 20th, 350,322 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

219,899 people have received their first dose;
130,423 people have received their second dose.