Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 20th April 2021

April 20, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Monday 19 April, the HPSC has been notified of 390 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today: 4 occurred in April, 2 occurred in March, 4 occurred in February, 1 occurred in January The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 50-93 years.

There has been a total of 4,847 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 244,297* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 244,297 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 215 are men and 174 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 34 years old
  • 172 in Dublin, 42 in Kildare, 21 in Meath, 20 in Tipperary, 18 in Donegal and the remaining 117 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 179 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 48 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Sunday (18 April) there have been 1,208,459 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 855,512 people have received their first dose
  • 352,947 people have received their second dose

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