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29 deaths and 776 new cases of Covid-19 recorded today, with low number locally.

Feb 26, 2021 17:02 By Shannonside News
29 deaths and 776 new cases of Covid-19 recorded today, with low number locally. 29 deaths and 776 new cases of Covid-19 recorded today, with low number locally.
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Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 29 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

17 of these deaths occurred in February, and 12 occurred in January.

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The median age of those who died was 77 years and the age range was 29 - 95 years.

There has been a total of 4,300 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Thursday 25th February, the HPSC has been notified of 776 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 218,251* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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Locally, 5 new cases have been recorded in Longford with less than 5 cases identified in both Leitrim and Roscommon in the last 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today:
• 394 are men / 379 are women
• 67% are under 45 years of age
• The median age is 34 years old
• 278 in Dublin, 69 in Galway, 57 in Meath, 52 in Kildare, 48 in Donegal and the remaining 272 cases are spread across all other counties. **

As of 8am today, 574 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 136 are in ICU. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of February 23, 373,280 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

• 238,841 people have received their first dose
• 134,439 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.

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