Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 7th April 2021

April 7, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 4 of these deaths occurred in April, and 1 in February. As of midnight Tuesday 6 April, the HPSC has been notified of 423 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  There has been a total of 4,732 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There has now been a total of 239,325* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 239,325 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 219 are men and 201 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 30 years old
  • 199 in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 23 in Meath, 20 in Galway, 18 in Westmeath and the remaining 122 are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 232 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 56 are in ICU. There have been 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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As of last Sunday (4 April) there have been 936,087 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 663,411 people have received their first dose
  • 272,676 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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