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Covid-19 Friday: 34 deaths, 473 new cases

April 9th, 2021 6:08 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 33-96 years. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 34 additional deaths related to Covid-19.

Of the deaths reported today, three occurred in April, four occurred in March, 19 occurred in February, five occurred in January, and three occurred in December or earlier.

The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 33-96 years.

There has been a total of 4,769* Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Thursday 8th April, the HPSC has been notified of 473 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

There is now a total of 240,192** confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 224 are men / 247 are women
  • 76% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 29 years old
  • 229 in Dublin, 32 in Kildare, 21 in Mayo, 19 in Meath, 30 in Donegal and the remaining 142 cases are spread across 19 other counties***.

 

As of 8am today, 212 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. There were 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 

As of April 6th 2021, 961,887 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

 

  • 679,844 people have received their first dose
  • 282,043 people have received their second dose

 

Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer, Department of Health said: ‘Anyone exposed to Covid-19 over the Easter weekend will now be at their most infectious –  please isolate and contact your GP to arrange a test if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.’

 

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of Covid-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

 

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 4,738 deaths reflects this.

 

** Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 239,727 confirmed cases reflects this.

 

*** County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.

 

Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 08 April 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

 

County Today's cases (to midnight 08Apr2021) 5 day moving average (to midnight 08Apr2021) 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (26Mar2021 to 08Apr2021) New Cases during last 14 days (26Mar2021 to 08Apr2021)
Ireland 473 411 144.9 6901
Offaly 13 10 323.2 252
Westmeath 12 10 239.9 213
Laois 7 9 231.4 196
Dublin 229 190 226.9 3057
Kildare 32 35 220.2 490
Cavan 13 9 193 147
Donegal 30 18 192.8 307
Meath 19 18 173.8 339
Longford <5 3 139.5 57
Louth 5 10 131.1 169
Wicklow 10 10 121.5 173
Monaghan 7 6 112.4 69
Wexford <5 8 104.9 157
Tipperary 8 8 104 166
Mayo 21 8 95.8 125
Galway 18 17 86.4 223
Limerick 13 8 81.1 158
Roscommon 6 2 74.4 48
Cork 14 18 58.4 317
Waterford <5 5 56.8 66
Leitrim 0 0 53.1 17
Clare <5 2 44.6 53
Carlow 0 1 40.4 23
Kerry <5 3 30.5 45
Sligo <5 1 21.4 14
Kilkenny <5 1 20.2 20

indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers.

 

  • The 7-day incidence rate is 63.4
  • The 5-day moving average is 411

 

 

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