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latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: 522 new cases, 9 further deaths

There is now a total of 222,169 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.

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Dr Ronan Glynn

Dr Ronan Glynn

Dr Ronan Glynn

There has been a further 9 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 522 new cases of the virus, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.

Four deaths occurred in March, three occurred in February and one in January, bringing the death toll to 4,405.

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 69-94 years.

There is now a total of 222,169 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today, 280 are in Dublin, 28 in Meath, 28 in Kildare, 26 in Cork and 19 in Donegal and the remaining 141 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

A total of 426 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 102 are in ICU.

As of March 2nd, 460,637 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 316,056 people receiving their first dose and 144,581 people having received their second dose.

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