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COVID-19: Two Further Deaths And 624 New Cases Reported

There have been two further deaths related to COVID-19 and 624 new cases confirmed this evening by t...
Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

6:05 PM - 27 Mar 2021



COVID-19: Two Further Deaths A...

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COVID-19: Two Further Deaths And 624 New Cases Reported

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

6:05 PM - 27 Mar 2021



There have been two further deaths related to COVID-19 and 624 new cases confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 233,937, while the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 4,653.

Of the latest cases, 75% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 32 years old.

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 308 are in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 38 in Donegal, 31 in Meath, 29 in Offaly and the remaining 177 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

As of 8am today, 306 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 21 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 64 are in ICU, down from 67 yesterday.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 159.9.

As of March 24th, 732,678 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Ireland.

529,984 people have received their first dose, while a second dose has been given to 202,694 people.

Beacon Hospital

It comes as the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has requested the suspension of the COVID-19 vaccine programme at the Beacon Hospital.

It follows the revelations that "leftover vaccines" were given to 20 teachers from a private school.

Stephen Donnelly said today that he has asked the HSE to suspend vaccine operations at the Dublin hospital, with the exception of those people who have already been scheduled to get their vaccine at the centre.

He said: "Ireland’s vaccination programme is the most important public health programme in living memory.

"It is essential that the programme is run in accordance with the agreed prioritisation in order to maximise the benefit of the vaccination programme and the speed with which Ireland can emerge from COVID-19 measures.

"The provision of vaccines by the Beacon Hospital to a school was entirely inappropriate and completely unacceptable."

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



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