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COVID-19: 12 further deaths and 431 new cases confirmed yesterday in Republic

DUBLIN: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has confirmed 12 additional deaths and 431 new cases of COVID-19 in Republic of Ireland yesterday.

Of the deaths reported yesterday, four occurred in April, two in March and six in January.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ireland is now 242,105. The death toll from COVID-19 is 4,812.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday,

● 204 were men and 226 were women

● 70% are under 45 years of age

● The median age is 33

● 160 of the new cases are in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 21 in Meath, 20 in Limerick and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of yesterday morning, 192 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized, with 49 in ICU.  

The 14-day incidence rate in Ireland is 132 per 100,000 of the population. Offaly has the highest national incidence rate at 257.8 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Kildare and Dublin at 215.3 and 211.2 respectively. Kilkenny (212), Sligo (21.4) and Clare (37) have the lowest incidence rates.

As of 12 April, 1,076,216 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Ireland. 758,763 people received their first dose, and 317,453 received their second dose.   

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