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Falling figures Coronavirus Ireland: 30 deaths and 311 new Covid-19 cases as vaccine target pressure grows

Ireland is struggling to meet its vaccine targets following a number of delivery issues.

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A further 30 deaths and 311 new Covid-19 cases were announced today.

It brings the total number of deaths to 4,452 and the total number of confirmed cases to 223,957.

Validation of data at the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has resulted in the denotification of five confirmed cases, this adjustment is reflected in the total figure.

12 deaths occurred in March, 13 people died in February, four in January and the date of one death is under investigation.

Numbers in hospital with the illness now stand at 397, with 95 people in ICU. There were 24 people hospitalised in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 159 are men / 149 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 34 years old
  • 135 are in Dublin, 29 in Kildare, 21 in Cork, 18 in Limerick, 14 in Louth and the remaining 94 cases are spread across 16 other counties

As of March 6, 523,069 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 373,149 people have received their first dose
  • 149,920 people have received their second dose

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus

Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has been told by Boris Johnson that the UK is not in a position to give surplus Covid-19 vaccines to Ireland.

Mr Martin said that the Prime Minister’s first priority is to vaccinate people living in the UK.

Ireland is struggling to meet its vaccine targets following a number of delivery issues.

These are affecting the Government’s vaccine programme, with question marks over its plan to roll out one million vaccines in April.

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