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Global corona virus death toll exceeds three million; nine deaths and 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland

DUBLIN: Corona virus-related deaths worldwide have crossed three million. While it took more than a year for the global corona virus death toll to reach two million, the next one million deaths were confirmed in about three months. At the same time, 132 million COVID-18 cases have been recorded worldwide.

The Department of Health has confirmed nine additional deaths and 443 new cases of COVID-19 in Ireland yesterday.

Three of these deaths occurred in January, two in February, three in March, and one in April.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ireland is now 238,907. The death toll from COVID-19 is 4,727.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday, 292 were men and 295 were women. The median age of those who tested positive was 31 years old, and 72% of those who tested positive were under 45 years old.

208 of the new cases are in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 24 in Kildare, 20 in Meath, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 142 spread across 19 other counties.

As of yesterday morning, 261 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized, with 60 in ICU.  

The 14-day incidence rate in Ireland is 157.1 per 100,000 of the population. Offaly has the highest national incidence rate at 407.9 cases per 100,000 population, followed by Westmeath and Donegal at 260.2 and 246.2 respectively. Sligo (27.5), Kerry (31.1), and Kilkenny have the lowest incidence rates (32.2).

As of 3 April, 932,324 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Ireland. 660,800 people received their first dose, and 271,524 received their second dose.

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