Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 474 new cases

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

There has been a total of 4,899 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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As of midnight, Wednesday, April 28, the HPSC has been notified of 474 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 248,326* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

-239 are men / 232 are women

-71% are under 45 years of age

-The median age is 32 years old

-167 in Dublin, 39 in Kildare, 37 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 29 in Meath and the remaining 166 cases are spread across all other counties**.

As of 8am today, 155 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 44 are in ICU.

There has been 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 27, some 1,452,434 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: 1,041,284 people have received their first doses and 411,150 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.

* Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of five confirmed cases. The figure of 248,326 confirmed cases reflects this.

**County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.

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