Coronavirus: 34 further deaths and 473 new cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 34 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths reported today; three occurred in April, four occurred in March, 19 occurred in February, five occurred in January and three occurred in December or earlier.

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The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 33 - 96 years.

There has been a total of 4,769* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday, April 8, the HPSC has been notified of 473 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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

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, 21 in Mayo, 19 in Meath, 30 in Donegal 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.

As of last Tuesday (April 6) there have been 961,887 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland: 679,844 people have received their first dose and 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 data hub 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.

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

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 239,727 confirmed cases reflects this.)

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