BREAKING: Limerick Covid-19 case numbers rise as national tally is over 600

Donn O'Sullivan

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Donn O'Sullivan

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BREAKING: Limerick Covid-19 case numbers

As of midnight, Saturday March 27, the HPSC has been notified of 604 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 234,541 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases listed today, 34 have been attributed to Limerick. 

Limerick's '5 day moving average' is now 18, while the '14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population' sits at 100.6

The total number of new Cases during last 14 days sits at 196.

Of the cases notified today:

299 are men / 298 are women
77% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 27 years old
224 in Dublin, 45 in Donegal, 36 in Kildare, 34 in Limerick, 26 in Tipperary and the remaining 239 cases are spread across 20 other counties**.
As of 8am today, 322 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 66 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today, 12 occurred in March.*

The median age of those who died was 77 years. The age range was 51-93.

There has been a total of 4,666 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of March 25th 2021, 760,168 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

548,945 people have received their first dose
211,223 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.