Irish Daily Mail

CASE NUMBERS REMAINING STABLE AS OUTBREAKS DROP

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431 Number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Ireland yesterday

TWELVE additional deaths related to Covid-19 were notified yesterday, along with 431 more confirmed cases.

Four of the deaths happened in April, with two in March and six in January. The median age of those who died was 76 years and the age range was 42 to 91 years.

The total of Covid-related deaths in Ireland is 4,812, with 242,105 confirmed cases of the illness.

Of the cases notified yesterday, 70% were aged under 45 and the median age was 33.

Dublin accounted for 160 cases, with 50 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 21 in Meath, 20 in Limerick and the remaining 146 cases were spread across 20 other counties.

The seven-day incidence rate stands at 58.8 cases per 100,000 people, with a five-day moving average of 388 cases. As of 11.30am yesterday, 192 patients were hospitalis­ed, of which 49 were in ICU. As of Monday, 1,076,216 doses of Covid vaccine have been administer­ed in Ireland. A total of 758,763 people had received their first dose, and 317,453 people had received their second dose. In the 24 hours to 11.30am yesterday, 16,872 Covid tests were completed, of which 2.7% were positive. The overall number of Covid19 outbreaks reduced last week, according to new figures from the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillan­ce Centre. It recorded 337 outbreaks in the seven days to last Saturday, down 46 on the previous week.

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