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Over 1M doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland; 14 further deaths and 455 new cases confirmed yesterday

DUBLIN: The latest figures from the HSE show that more than one million vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland so far. As of 7 April, Wednesday, 1,018,264 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Ireland. Of this, 716,636 people have received their first dose and 301,628 people have received their second dose.

Dr. Denis McCauley, chair of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP committee, is confident that the HSE will meet the target of delivering 180,000 to 190,000 vaccines this week.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health has confirmed 14 additional deaths and 455 new cases of COVID-19 in Ireland yesterday.

Three of these deaths occurred in April, one in March, six in February, and four in January.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ireland now stands at 240,643 and the death toll from COVID-19 is 4,783.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday, 212 were men and 237 were women. The median age of those who tested positive was 30 years old, and 77% of those who tested positive were under 45 years old.

As of yesterday morning, 208 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised, with 52 being treated in ICU.  

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