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Three further deaths and 457 new COVID-19 cases confirmed yesterday in Ireland

DUBLIN: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) reports that 457 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed yesterday in Ireland.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 238,148.

The Health Department has stated that three more people have died with COVID-19 in Ireland. The death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 4,718.

A total of 242 people are hospitalised with COVID-19 – the lowest level since before Christmas.  58 patients are currently being treated in ICU, the lowest number number of people infected with the virus treated in ICU since January 2nd.

As of 1 April, 893,375 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in Ireland. 636,963 people received their first dose, and 256,412 received their second dose.

HSE CEO Paul Reid had earlier said that Good Friday was one of the highest days so far for the vaccine administration. More than 30,000 doses administered yesterday.

Mr. Reid said that 900,000 to 950,000 doses will be administered by the end of this weekend, and that a “great milestone” of one million vaccine doses will be achieved sometime next week.

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