Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 28th April 2021

April 28, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight Tuesday 27 April, the HPSC has been notified of 371 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today: 3 occurred in April, 3 occurred in March, 7 occurred in February or earlier.  The median age of those who died was 85 years and the age range was 60 – 95 years.

There has been a total of 4,896* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,896 confirmed cases reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 247,857* * 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 247,857 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 190 are men and 181 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 28 years old
  • 131 in Dublin, 38 in Kildare, 33 in Donegal, 18 in Cork, 17 in Meath and the remaining 134 cases are spread across 17 other counties

As of 8am today, 153 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 45 are in ICU. There have been 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of last Monday (26 April) there have been 1,417,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,014,640 people have received their first dose
  • 403,302 people have received their second dose

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