591 more cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, eight more deaths
Case numbers remain stubbornly high.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of eight additional deaths related to Covid-19.
Four of the deaths occurred in March while the other four occurred in February.
The median age of those who died was 74 years and the age range was 51 - 94 years.
The HPSC has been notified of an additional 591 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
288 of the cases are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 28 in Westmeath, 27 in Laois and the remaining 178 cases are spread across 19 other counties.
As of 8am today, 264 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 62 are in ICU.
There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of 30 March, 840,561 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 603,802 people have received their first dose
- 236,759 people have received their second dose