There have been 23 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 921 new cases.
There have been 32 cases reported in Galway, where the 14 day incidence rate is now 303.8 per 100,000 people. In the past two weeks Galway has had 784 new cases.
Of the deaths notified today, 21 were in February and 2 took place in January. They victims ranged from 57 to 95 years old, and the median age of those who died was 84.
There have now been a total of 3,865 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland, and a total of 207,720 cases here since the start of the pandemic.
Validation of data by the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of four deaths and two previously confirmed cases.
As of 8am today, 959 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 173 are in ICU. 53 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer said “We have made progress in Ireland over recent weeks, but the rate of transmission of the disease is still extremely high and the risks COVID-19 poses to our vulnerable loved ones have not changed.”