Covid-19 Sunday: one death, 402 new cases

May 2nd, 2021 4:59 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

8am today, 1,062 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 92 are in ICU.(Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of one additional death related to Covid-19.

There has been a total of 4,906* Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Saturday 1st May, the HPSC has been notified of 402 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

There has now been a total of 249,838** confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 220 are men / 182 are women
  • 79% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31.5 years old


As of 8am today, 127 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. There were six additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


As of April 30th, 2021, 1,572,779 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:


  • 1,130,958 people have received their first dose
  • 441,821 people have received their second dose



*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,906 reflects this.

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 case. The figure of 249,838 confirmed cases reflects this.


  • 5-day moving average: 472



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