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Covid-19 Saturday: 1 death, 408 cases

May 8th, 2021 6:12 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

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As of 8am today, 941 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 90 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 4,919 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 7th May, the HPSC has been notified of 408 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

There has now been a total of 252,303* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 205 are men / 202 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31 years old


As of 8am today, 110 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 33 are in ICU. There were nine additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.


As of May 6th, 1,746,912 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:


  • 1,267,167 people have received their first dose
  • 479,745 people have received their second dose


*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of nine cases. The figure of 252,303 confirmed cases reflects this.


  • 5-day moving average 406



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