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Latest figures 25 further deaths and 566 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

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There has been a further 25 Covid-19 related deaths while 566 new cases of the virus have been confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

According to the Department, 5 of these deaths occurred in March ,13 occurred in February and 6 in occurred January or earlier.

This brings the Covid-19 death toll to 4,357 while the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland now stands at 221,189.

.Of the cases notified today, 280 are men and 284 are female.

A total of 233 of the new cases are in Dublin, 37 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 24 in Westmeath and the remaining 217 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 8am today, 489 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 114 are in ICU. 29 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of 28 February, 439,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “Through the hard work and sacrifice of the vast majority of people, key disease indicators continue on a positive trajectory.

"However, we are still seeing outbreaks in the community, including those linked to extended families, workplaces and funerals.

"We need to keep up our guard against the B117 variant of COVID-19, which we know is dominant in Ireland at present and highly transmissible.

“Our willingness to stick with the public health advice in our daily routine has brought us the progress that we can see today.

"Together, through staying at home as much as possible, social distancing, hand washing and wearing face coverings, we can continue to drive down the spread of COVID-19.”

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