COVID-19: Five Further Deaths...


COVID-19: Five Further Deaths And 461 New Cases Reported


04:11 24 Apr 2021

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There have been five further deaths related to COVID-19 and 461 new cases confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths has now risen to 4,872, while the latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 264,204.

Of the latest cases, 75% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 28 years old.

As of 8am today, 162 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after nine new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 46 are in ICU, down from 48 yesterday.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 118.

The five-day moving average is now 460, while the seven-day incidence is 425.


As of April 22nd, 1,317,165 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland.

934,980 people have received their first dose, while a second dose has been given to 382,185 people.

The figures mean that a quarter of Irish adults have now received at least one dose of the coronavirus inoculation.

The country set a new record for the number of daily vaccinations with more than 41,000 doses given out yesterday.

It has also been confirmed that a delivery of 165,000 AstraZeneca jabs is due to arrive here next week.

NIAC could also approve the rollout of Johnson & Johnson within days, once it has considered any link to rare blood clots.

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Sasko Lazarov /

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