There have been 14 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, as well as 359 new cases.
Of the deaths notified today, three were in March, 10 happened in February, and one occurred last November.
There have been 21 new cases reported in Galway today. The 14 day incidence rate in Galway has now fallen to 236.8 per 100,000, and there have been 611 new cases here in the past two weeks.
As of 8am this morning there were 498 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised in Ireland, of whom 116 are in ICU.
There have now been a total of 4,333 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland, and 220,630 confirmed cases of the disease.
Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases, which is reflected in the national total.
“While the low number of cases reported today may be attributable to a weekend effect, it is nevertheless very welcome and represents the lowest number of cases reported on a single day since mid-December,” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
“While we continue to make good progress in Ireland, globally in the past week, the number of cases of COVID-19 has increased for the first time in 7 weeks.”
“We must not allow this virus the opportunity to do the same here. Please hold firm to the public health advice and together we can continue to protect and build on the progress we have made over the last 2 months.”
As of last Saturday, there have been 435,895 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland, with 141,345 people receiving both doses.
The COVID-19 data hub provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.