14 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 359 new cases
Case numbers continue to fall.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has reported that 14 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.
The HPSC has also been notified of an additional 359 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, the lowest number reported on a single day since mid-December.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said in a statement: “While the low number of cases reported today may be attributable to a weekend effect, it is nevertheless very welcome.
"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 seven 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 two months"
Three of the deaths reported today occurred in March, 10 were in February and one was in November.
There has now been a total of 4,333 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, as well as 220,630 cases.
Of the cases notified today, 157 are men and 193 are female.
66% are under 45 years of age, with the median age being 34 years old.
In terms of the county breakdown, 159 cases were in Dublin, 25 were in Westmeath, 21 were in Louth, 21 were in Galway and 19 were in Meath.
The remaining 114 cases are spread across 19 other counties.
As of 8am today, 498 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 116 are in ICU.
An additional 28 hospitalisations occurred in the past 24 hours.
As of 27 February, 435,895 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland.
294,550 people have received their first dose and 141,345 people have received their second dose.