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Coronavirus: 13 further deaths and 604 new cases reported

There have been 13 further deaths related to COVID-19 and 604 new cases confirmed this evening by...
Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

17.39 28 Mar 2021


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Coronavirus: 13 further deaths...

Coronavirus: 13 further deaths and 604 new cases reported

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

17.39 28 Mar 2021


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There have been 13 further deaths related to COVID-19 and 604 new cases confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

Of the deaths reported today, 12 occurred in March and one remains under investigation.

The median age of those who died was 77 years, while the age range was 51 to 93.

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The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 234,541, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 4,666.

Of the latest cases, 77% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 27 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 224 are in Dublin, 45 in Donegal, 36 in Kildare, 34 in Limerick, 26 in Tipperary and the remaining 239 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

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As of 8am today, 322 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 18 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 66 are in ICU, up from 64 yesterday.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 164.5.

As of March 25th, 760,168 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Ireland.

548,945 people have received their first dose, while a second dose has been given to 211,223 people.

Irish Government 'unaware' of UK vaccine-sharing plans

It comes as a Government spokesperson said they are currently unaware of any specific plans by the UK to share vaccines with Ireland at this stage.

The comment comes after it was reported today that the UK intends to give 3.7 million doses to Ireland.

The Sunday Times states it would be the first time the British Government has exported vaccines to the EU.

Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald told On The Record with Gavan Reilly that the "logical" thing for Britain to do in the event that surplus COVID-19 vaccines are available would be to "distribute them onwards".

"It's just a matter of enlightened self-interest to understand that for any place to be safe, for any population to be safe, we all collectively need to get ahead of this virus," she said.

"Our immediate concern is obviously the population here on this island, our own communities and families and I know there's great frustration at this stage in terms of the slowness of our vaccine programme."

"Reservoirs" of the virus anywhere "threatens all of us", she added.

Main image: Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Sasko Lazarov / RollingNews.ie

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