The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 4,136 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Saturday 20 February, the HPSC has been notified of 679 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has now been a total of 215,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
335 are men and 342 are women
71% are under 45 years of age
the median age is 32 years old
230 in Dublin, 59 in Limerick, 48 in Galway, 47 in Kildare, 29 in Tipperary and the remaining 266 cases are spread across 19 other counties
As of 8am today, 744 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 148 are in ICU. There have been 45 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Numbers of people vaccinated
As of last Thursday (18 February), there have been 326,475 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:
205,955 people have received their first dose
120,520 people have received their second dose
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:
"While the level of disease in our communities remains very high, we are still making progress.
"We have reported less than 1,000 cases each day this week and our 7 day average has fallen from 1,022 two weeks ago, to 862 last week, to 792 today. The number of people in hospital has fallen from over 1,200 two weeks ago, to 744 today.
"Do not underestimate the power of your actions as we seek to protect the gains we have made and further reduce transmission. This week, please continue to work from home unless essential and do not visit other households unless for essential reasons or as part of a support bubble."
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.