Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 4th May 2021

May 4, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,908 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 3 May, the HPSC has been notified of 383 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 250,672* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 250,672 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 194 are men and 189 are women
  • 79% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 28 years old
  • 129 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 32 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 25 in Louth and the remaining 132 cases are spread across 21 other counties

As of 8am today, 144 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. There have been 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Sunday (2 May) there have been 1,604,644 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,159,083 people have received their first dose
  • 445,561 people have received their second dose

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said:

As we move closer to the easing of restrictions on 10 May, we can look forward to opportunities to enjoy the better weather and to meeting with our family and close friends safely and with the public health measures in mind.

The virus is still circulating in the community and is still a risk, particularly to those who have yet to be vaccinated. Collectively we know how to interrupt the spread of this disease, so when you are making plans for the coming week, don’t underestimate the need to keep your distance, meet outdoors where possible and wash your hands. And if it’s crowded, turn around and come back another time. Together these simple measures will minimise the risk of infection.

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.

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

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