Two more deaths and over 600 new cases of Covid-19 announced this evening

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 Two more deaths and over 600 new cases of Covid-19 announced this evening

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

The deaths reported today occurred in March.

There has been a total of 4,653 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 26th March, the HPSC has been notified of 624 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 233,937 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

309 are men / 313 are women
75% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 32 years old.

There were 308 in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly and the remaining 177 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

As of 8am today, 304 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 64 are in ICU. 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of March 24th 2021, 732,678 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

529,984 people have received their first dose;
202,694 people have received their second dose.