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COVID-19: Seven More Deaths, 418 New Cases in Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:12 5 May 2021


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There have been 418 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as well as seven related deaths.

Of the deaths notified today, five were in April, one in February and another one in January.

The median age of those who died was 82 years, and the age range was between 67 to 92 years.

There has been a total of 4,915 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland and 251,087 confirmed cases.

These numbers include the denotification of three confirmed cases.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 199 are men / 214 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 30 years old

There are 167 cases in Dublin, 39 in Cork, 32 in Donegal, 29 in Kildare and 22 in Meath.

The remaining 129 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8.00am today, 137 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised - of which 37 are in ICU.

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

While, as of Monday May 3rd, 1,621,870 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered here.

Some 1,174,292 people have received their first dose, while 447,578 people received their second dose.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: "As we look forward to the greater re-opening of activities and services, our key objective now is to maintain our course in coming weeks and follow the public health advice in our daily activities.

"When you are planning to meet someone, remember that outdoors is safer for everybody.

"And when you meet up, stay at a 2m distance, keep to a small group and avoid crowded areas - this will minimise the risk of passing the virus from person to person, driving down the incidence rate and keeping our society open.

"Throughout this pandemic we have seen outbreaks and clusters of disease as a result of social events such as funerals, wakes and birthday parties.

"Unfortunately we need to continue to stay vigilant to the infectious nature of this disease and avoid congregating together in large groups.

"We need all sectors of society to continue to encourage and support the public health messages and to help everyone to stay safe."


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