18 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland, 761 new cases
This is a rise in case numbers from those of the past few days.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has reported that 18 more people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.
The HPSC has also been notified of an additional 761 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country.
Of the deaths reported today, 11 occurred in March and seven occurred in February.
The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 59 to 95 years.
There has been a total of 4,705 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, as well as 236,600 cases.
Of the cases notified today, 383 are men and 373 are women.
72% are under 45 years of age, with the median age being 33 years old.
Out of the cases, 372 are in Dublin, 55 are in Meath, 43 are in Cork, 40 are in Kildare, 38 are in Offaly and the remaining 213 cases are spread across 19 other counties.
As of 8am today, 274 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU.
There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of last Monday, 29 March, there have been 819,676 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland.
590,688 people have received their first dose and 228,988 people have received their second dose.