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Coronavirus: 368 new cases and 14 further virus-related deaths announced

Health officials have announced a further 368 confirmed cases of coronavirus alongside, 14 furthe...
Michael Staines
Michael Staines

17.12 30 Mar 2021


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Coronavirus: 368 new cases and...

Coronavirus: 368 new cases and 14 further virus-related deaths announced

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

17.12 30 Mar 2021


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Health officials have announced a further 368 confirmed cases of coronavirus alongside, 14 further deaths.

12 of the deaths happened in March, with one in February and one in January.

It takes the death toll in Ireland to 4,681 and the national case total to 235,444.

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This morning, there were 310 COVID-19 patients in Irish hospitals, a fall of 21 on yesterday.

Meanwhile, there were 67 in intensive care, three fewer than yesterday.

Of the cases announced this evening, 127 were in Dublin, with 34 in Kildare, 26 in Meath, 21 in Limerick, 19 in Offaly and the remaining 141 spread across 18 other counties.

The 14-day coronavirus rate in Ireland. Image: Department of Health

The 14-day rate of the virus in Ireland now stands at 164.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Offaly still has the highest rate in the country at 474.6, with a total of seven counties reporting rates higher than 200.

The seven-day incidence of the virus now stands at 84.1, while the five-day moving average is now 543.

Vaccine administration in Ireland. Image: Department of Health

As of Saturday, a total of 802,502 vaccine doses had been administered in Ireland.

Some 577,641 people had received their first dose, while 224,861 had received their second.

Of the 125,571 tests carried out in the past week, some 3.3% came back positive.

In the next hour, the Taoiseach Miche√°l Martin will address the nation on what public health restrictions can be eased in the coming weeks.

The plans discussed at Cabinet this afternoon included:

  • People will be able to travel anywhere within their counties on April 12th
  • Residential construction will return on April 12th
  • Outdoor meetups between two households on April 12th
  • Indoor meetings between two fully vaccinated people from April 12th
  • Intercounty GAA training will return on April 19th
  • Golf, tennis and underage sports training will return on April 26th

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