14 more deaths and 368 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
The government will this evening announce plans for a gradual easing of restrictions from next month.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 14 additional deaths related to Covid-19 and 368 new confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.
12 of the deaths confirmed on Tuesday occurred in March, one occurred in February and the other in January.
The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 68-97 years. There has now been a total of 4,681 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Of the 368 confirmed cases on Tuesday, there are:
- 127 in Dublin
- 34 in Kildare
- 26 in Meath
- 21 in Limerick
- 19 in Offaly
The remaining 141 cases are spread across 18 other counties.
As of 8am on Tuesday, 310 patients are hospitalised with Covid-19, 67 of whom are in intensive care units (ICU).
There have been 29 additional Covid-19 hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of last Saturday (27 March), there have been 802,502 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland.
577,641 people have received their first dose and 224,861 people have received their second dose.
On Tuesday evening, Taoiseach Micheál Martin will announce a gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, due to take effect from 12 April onwards.