Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 16th April 2021

April 16, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Thursday 15 April, the HPSC has been notified of 420 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today: 3 occurred in April, 1 occurred in March, 2 occurred in February, 5 occurred in January or earlier.  The median age of those who died was 88 years and the age range was 77-94 years.

There has been a total of 4,831 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 242,819* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 242,819 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 218 are men and 197 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old
  • 147 in Dublin, 41 in Meath, 33 in Donegal, 26 in Galway, 18 in Limerick and the remaining 155 cases are spread across all other counties

As of 8am today, 190 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of last Wednesday (14 April) there have been 1,121,003 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 789,526 people have received their first dose
  • 331,477 people have received their second dose

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