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Milestone alert: One million first doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland; one further death and 429 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that Ireland has reached a milestone one million first doses of COVID-19 vaccine administration.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement on Twitter yesterday evening. “Just been informed by the HSE that we’ve reached one million first doses of the COVID vaccine,” he tweeted. He added that this shows the “great work” of all vaccination teams and GPs across the country.

As of Friday, April 23, 1,359,921 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Ireland. The country has now administered about 400,000 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

One death and 429 new cases

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has confirmed 429 new COVID-19 cases in Ireland yesterday. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 246,633.

The NPHET also confirmed that one further death had been recorded in the country, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 to 4,873.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday, 234 are men and 182 are women. 78% are under 45 years of age, and the median age is 29 years old.

As of yesterday morning, 174 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised.

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