The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has notified of 10 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in county Clare this Thursday.
The health authorities reported 39 additional deaths related to Covid-19; 10 of these deaths occurred in March, 12 occurred in February, 13 in January, and three occurred earlier than this. One further death is under investigation.
The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 0 – 97 years.
There has been a total of 4,396 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Wednesday March 3, the HPSC has been notified of 462 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 221,649 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today 224 are men while 236 are women. Some 69% are under 45 years of age while the median age is 31 years old
Of today’s cases, 207 were in Dublin, 29 in Cork, 26 in Meath, 20 in Kildare, 18 in Galway and the remaining 162 cases are spread across all other counties.
As of 8am today, 460 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 107 are in ICU. 26 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Regarding the vaccine rollout, as of March 1, 446,474 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 303,550 people having received their first dose and 142,924 people having received their second dose
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We have been made aware of four preliminary reports of stillbirths potentially associated with a condition called COVID Placentitis. These reports should be interpreted with caution as the coroners have not yet concluded their findings. The HSEs National Women and Infants Programme is aware of and is monitoring the situation and has issued a related notice to obstetric departments. I would ask that the privacy of all of those affected by this disease continue to be respected at all times.”