Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 13th May 2021

May 13, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 0 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,937 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Wednesday 12 May, the HPSC has been notified of 456 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 254,450* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 19 confirmed cases. The figure of 254,450 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 233 are men and 223 are women
  • 81% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 27 years old
  • 189 in Dublin, 52 in Cork, 49 in Donegal, 39 in Kildare, 17 in Galway and the remaining 110 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 111 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 36 are in ICU. There have been 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Tuesday (11 May) there have been 1,922,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,408,105 people have received their first dose
  • 514,808 people have received their second dose

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said:

Our key objective remains to follow the public health advice in our daily activities as we continue to chart our way through this pandemic. I would encourage people who have been vaccinated, to safely resume your lives, mindful of the guidelines. For those awaiting vaccination, the many choices we make to stick with the public health advice will keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

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