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COVID-19: 11 deaths and 390 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: The Department of health has confirmed 390 new COVID-19 cases in Ireland yesterday. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 244,297.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has also confirmed that 11 further deaths were reported in the country, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 to 4,847.

Four of the deaths reported yesterday occurred in April, two in March, four in February, and one in January.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday,

● 215 were men and 174 were women

● 67% are under 45 years of age

● The median age is 34

● 172 of the new cases are in Dublin, 42 are in Kildare, 21 are in Meath, 20 are in Tipperary, 18 are in Donegal and the remaining 117 cases are spread across 19 other counties.

As of yesterday morning, 179 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised, with 48 in ICU.  

The 14-day incidence rate in Ireland is 113.9 per 100,000 of the population. Kildare has the highest incidence rate at 209 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Donegal and Offaly at 204.8 and 187.3 respectively. Kilkenny (23.2), Silgo (32) and Cork (35) have the lowest incidence rates.

As of 18 April, 1,208,459 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Ireland. 855,512 people received their first dose, and 352,947 received their second dose.   

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