Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 17th April 2021

April 17, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight, Friday 16th April, the HPSC has been notified of 420 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in April. There has been a total of 4,835 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 243,238* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 211 are men / 206 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 32 years old

As of 8am today, 183 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 50 are in ICU. 7 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of April 15th, 2021, 1,155,599 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 814,470 people have received their first dose
  • 341,129 people have received their second dose

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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