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

May 8, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,919 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Friday 7 May, the HPSC has been notified of 408 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 252,303* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 9 cases. The figure of 252,303 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 205 are men and 202 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old

As of 8am today, 110 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. There have been 9 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Thursday (6 May) there have been 1,746,912 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,267,167 people have received their first dose
  • 479,745 people have received their second dose

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