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At least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to 25% of adult population; five deaths and 461 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: One in four adults (25%) in Ireland have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Thursday, according to Brian MacCraith, Chair of Ireland’s High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination. Mr. MacCraith has also said that 10% of the adult population has been fully vaccinated with two vaccine doses.

As of Thursday, April 22, a total of 1,317,165 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Ireland. 934,980 people received their first dose, and 382,185 received their second dose. According to the latest figures from the HSE, 41,337 vaccines were administered on Thursday – highest number of vaccines administered in a single day so far.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has confirmed 461 new COVID-19 cases in Ireland yesterday. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 246,204.

The NPHET also confirmed that five further death had been recorded in the country, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 to 4,872.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday, 235 are men and 224 are women. 75% are under 45 years of age, and the median age is 28 years old.

As of yesterday morning, 162 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised, with 46 in ICU.   

HSE Chief Paul Reid said that the vaccination programme and support for both public health measures continue to show significant benefits in reducing hospital admissions.

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