UPDATE: 2 deaths and 769 new cases of Covid reported on Sunday, March 21

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Latest update on confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland

Latest update on confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today, Sunday, March 21 been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

These 2 deaths occurred in March.

There has been a total of 4,587 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Saturday 20th March, the HPSC has been notified of 769* confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 230,599 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

381 are men / 378 are women
75% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 32 years old
284 in Dublin, 67 in Donegal, 47 in Offaly, 45 in Meath, 44 in Kildare, and the remaining 282 cases are spread across 20 other counties. **

As of 8am today, 360 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 82 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. 

As of March 18th, 654,251 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

- 478,725 people have received their first dose
- 175,526 people have received their second dose

*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 230,599 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.