Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 8th April 2021

April 8, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 7 additional deaths related to COVID-19. As of midnight, Wednesday 7th April, the HPSC has been notified of 400 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Of the deaths reported today 2 occurred in April, 2 occurred in March and 3 occurred in February. The median age of those who died was 78 years and the age range was 62 – 89 years. There has been a total of 4,737* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
There is now a total of 239,723** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 205 are men / 193 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 35 years old
  • 162 in Dublin, 61 in Kildare, 26 in Cork, 21 in Galway, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 113 cases are spread across 18 other counties***.

As of 8am today, 226 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 55 are in ICU. 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 5th 2021, 940,883 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 667,182 people have received their first dose
  • 273,701 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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