Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 12th May 2021

May 12, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Tuesday 11 May, the HPSC has been notified of 448 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today: 3 occurred in March, 2 occurred in February, 3 occurred in January or earlier. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 40 – 92 years.

There has been a total of 4,937 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 254,013* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 254,013 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 213 are men and 230 are women
  • 78% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 229 in Dublin, 38 in Meath, 35 in Kildare, 34 in Cork, 16 in Limerick and the remaining 96 cases are spread across 16 other counties

As of 8am today, 109 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of last Monday (10 May) there have been 1,882,635 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,376,583 people have received their first dose
  • 506,052 people have received their second dose

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