Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 6th April 2021

April 6, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 3 of these deaths occurred in January, 2 in February, 3 in March and 1 in April. As of midnight Monday 5 April, the HPSC has been notified of 443 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,727 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 238,907* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 238,907 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 239 are men and 203 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 208 in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 24 in Kildare, 20 in Meath, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 142 spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 261 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 60 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Saturday (3 April) 932,324 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 660,800 people have received their first dose
  • 271,524 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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