Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 21st April 2021

April 21, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 15 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Tuesday 20 April, the HPSC has been notified of 401 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the deaths notified today: 2 occurred in April, 3 occurred in March, 6 occurred in February, 4 occurred in January or earlier.   The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 56-90 years.

There has been a total of 4,856* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 previous deaths. The figure of 4,856 confirmed deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 244,695* * 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 244,695 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 217 are men and 181 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 182 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 31 in Donegal, 23 in Limerick, 22 in Cork and the remaining 103 cases are spread across 17 other counties

As of 8am today, 182 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 47 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of last Monday (19 April) there have been 1,219,487 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 863,958 people have received their first dose
  • 355,529 people have received their second dose

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