Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 591 new cases

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

According to NPHET’s statement today, four deaths occurred in March, four in February.

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The median age of those who died was 74 years and the age range was 51 to 94 years.

There has been a total of 4,713 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday, April 1, the HPSC has been notified of 591 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 237,187* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 292 are men and 295 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 31 years old
  • 288 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 28 in Westmeath, 27 in Laois and the remaining 178 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

As of 8am today, 264 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 62 are in ICU.

There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Tuesday (30 March), there have been 840,561 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland; 603,802 people have received their first dose and 236,759 people have received their second dose.

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 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 237,187 confirmed cases reflects this.

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