Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 24th April 2021

April 24, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,872 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, Friday 23 April, the HPSC has been notified of 461 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 246,204 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 235 are men and 224 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 28 years old

As of 8am today, 162 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 46 are in ICU. There have been 9 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

The 5-day moving average is 460

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Thursday (22 April) there have been 1,317,165 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 934,980 people have received their first dose
  • 382,185 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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