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

May 9, 2021 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 4,921 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Saturday 8 May, the HPSC has been notified of 514 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 252,809* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 8 cases. The figure of 252,809 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 259 are men and 248 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 28 years old

As of 8am today, 116 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. There have been 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Latest update on vaccines

As of last Friday (7 May) there have been 1,799,190 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland:

  • 1,305,178 people have received their first dose
  • 494,012 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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