Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

17.43 6 Mar 2021


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There have been 14 further deaths related to COVID-19 and 539 new cases confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 222,699, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 4,419.

Nine deaths occurred in March, one in February and four in January or earlier.

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The median age of those who died was 80 years and the age range was 59-94 years.

Of the latest cases, 69% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 33 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 245 are in Dublin, 42 in Meath, 29 in Kildare, 26 in Limerick, and 24 in Cork.

The remaining 173 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

covid-19 Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 05 March 2021)

As of 8am today, 414 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 22 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 101 are in ICU, down from 102 yesterday.

It is the lowest level since January 7th when there were also 101 people with coronavirus in intensive care.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 175.6.

It comes as Ireland reached the milestone of administering 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines today.

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin welcomed the news, saying they are having a significant impact on mortality and serious illness.

Meanwhile, the head of the HSE Paul Reid said he us confident next week's vaccine target of 84,000 doses will be met.

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

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