Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 9th April 2021

April 9, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 34 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,769* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.  As of midnight Thursday 8 April, the HPSC has been notified of 473 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today: 3 occurred in April, 4 occurred in March, 19 occurred in February, 5 occurred in January, 3 occurred in December or earlier.  The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 33 – 96 years.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,769 deaths reflects this.)

There has now been a total of 240,192* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 240,192 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 224 are men and 247 are women
  • 76% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 29 years old
  • 229 in Dublin, 32 in Kildare, 30 in Donegal, 21 in Mayo, 19 in Meath and the remaining 142 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8am today, 212 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. There have been 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Tuesday (6 April) there have been 961,887 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 679,844 people have received their first dose
  • 282,043 people have received their second dose

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

Anyone exposed to COVID-19 over the Easter weekend will now be at their most infectious – please isolate and contact your GP to arrange a test if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

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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