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COVID-19: One further death and 434 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has confirmed 434 new COVID-19 cases in Ireland yesterday. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 245,743.

The NPHET also confirmed that one further death had been recorded in the country, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 to 4,867.

Seven of the deaths reported yesterday occurred in April, one in March, one in February, and one in January.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday,

● 228 were men and 204 were women

● 74% are under 45 years of age

● The median age is 31

● 217 of the new cases are in Dublin, 30 in Kildare, 30 in Cork, 27 in Limerick, 21 Donegal and the remaining 109 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

The 14-day incidence rate in Ireland is 117.4 per 100,000 of the population. Donegal has the highest incidence rate at 251.3 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Offaly and Kildare at 207.8 and 200.4 respectively. Kilkenny (21.2), Cork (37.9) and Kerry (38.6) have the lowest incidence rates.

As of yesterday morning, 166 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised, with 48 in ICU.  

As of 21 April, 1,275,828 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Ireland. 904,774 people received their first dose, and 371,054 received their second dose.   

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