BREAKING: Limerick Covid-19 case numbers confirmed, as national daily number tops 550

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BREAKING: Limerick Covid-19 case numbers confirmed, as daily number tops 550

As of midnight, Tuesday March 15, the HPSC has been notified of 557 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 228,215** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases listed today, 12 were in Limerick. The 5-Day Moving Average of New Cases is now at 9 for Limerick, while the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population 128.3. The national average is at 148.

Of the cases notified today:

262 are men / 291 are women
74% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 29 years old
229 in Dublin, 58 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 24 in Tipperary and the remaining 181 cases are spread across all other counties. ***
 

As of 8am today, 350 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 83 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 17 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

9 deaths occurred in March, 4 in February, and 4 occurred in January or earlier.

The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 51 – 94 years.

There has been a total of 4,566* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 14th, 617,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

 

452,554 people have received their first dose
164,496 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.