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Family of a person who died due to COVID infection sues State; 15 deaths and 401 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has confirmed 401 new COVID-19 cases in Ireland yesterday. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 244,695.

The NPHET has also confirmed that 15 further deaths were reported in the country, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 to 4,856.

Two of the deaths reported yesterday occurred in April, three in March, six in February, and four in January or earlier.

Meanwhile, the family of an individual who died from COVID-19 infection in a hospital is suing the State. It is not clear whether the deceased was a hospital employee or a patient.

The Department of Health has confirmed that the State Claims Agency (SCA) is involved in the case. The SCA confirmed that they had never received a case like this before.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday,

● 217 were men and 181 were women

● 73% are under 45 years of age

● The median age is 31

● 182 of the new cases are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 31 in Donegal, 23 in Limerick, 22 in Cork and the remaining 103 cases are spread across 17 other counties.

As of yesterday morning, 182 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised, with 47 in ICU.  

The 14-day incidence rate in Ireland is 113.4 per 100,000 of the population. Donegal has the highest incidence rate at 214.8 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Kildare and Offaly at 209.4 and 188.6 respectively. Kilkenny (21.2), Silgo (33.6) and Cork (37) have the lowest incidence rates.

As of 19 April, 1,219,487 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Ireland. 863,958 people received their first dose, and 355,529 received their second dose.   

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