16 deaths and 543 new cases - Over 570,000 doses administered

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 16 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

3 deaths occurred in March, 12 in February, 1 in January.

The median age of those who died was 88 years and the age range was 59 – 96 years.

There has been a total of 4,534 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 12th March, the HPSC has been notified of 543 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 226,358* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

269 are men / 271 are women
73% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 29 years old
235 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 39 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 28 in Galway and the remaining 160 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8am today, 340 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 85 are in ICU. 15 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 10th, 570,391 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

409,662 people have received their first dose
160,729 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.