Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 514 new cases

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

There has been a total of 4,921 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.


As of midnight, Saturday May 8, 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.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 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 was 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of May 7, 1,799,190 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

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

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

  • 5-day moving average 432
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