Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 2nd April 2021

April 2, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 4 deaths occurred in March, 4 in February. As of midnight Thursday 1 April, the HPSC has been notified of 591 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The median age of those who died was 74 years and the age range was 51 – 94 years. There has been a total of 4,713 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 237,187* 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 237,187 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 292 are men and 295 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 288 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 28 in Westmeath, 27 in Laois and the remaining 178 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 264 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 62 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of last Tuesday (30 March), there have been 840,561 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 603,802 people have received their first dose
  • 236,759 people have received their second dose

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