Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Kildare has reported an additional 40 cases of COVID-19, the latest figures show.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today been notified of 2 additional deaths related to COVID-19. It means there has been a total of 4,908 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight on Monday 3 May, the HPSC has been notified of 383 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 250,672 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

– 194 are men / 189 are women

– 79% are under 45 years of age

– The median age is 28 years old

129 are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 32 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 25 in Louth and the remaining 132 cases are spread across 21 other counties.

As of 8am today, 144 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

And, as of Sunday 2 May, 1,604,644 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

– 1,159,083 people have received their first dose

– 445,561 people have received their second dose

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said: “As we move closer to the easing of restrictions on 10 May, we can look forward to opportunities to enjoy the better weather and to meeting with our family and close friends safely and with the public health measures in mind.

“The virus is still circulating in the community and is still a risk, particularly to those who have yet to be vaccinated. Collectively we know how to interrupt the spread of this disease, so when you are making plans for coming week, don’t underestimate the need to keep your distance, meet outdoors where possible and wash your hands. And if it’s crowded, turn around and come back another time. Together these simple measures will minimise the risk of infection.”

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 250,672 confirmed cases reflects this.

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 3 May 2021):

County Today’s cases (to
midnight 03MAY2021)**
5 day moving average
(28APR2021 – 03MAY2021)
14-Day incidence
rate per 100,000
population (20APR2021
to 03MAY2021)
New Cases during
last 14 days (20APR2021
to 03MAY2021)
Donegal 25 27.6 306.5 488
Kildare 40 49.2 266.1 592
Westmeath 15 12.6 207.3 184
Dublin 129 189.8 189.8 2,557
Tipperary 17 14.8 167.3 267
Offaly 5 5.4 159.1 124
Meath 32 21.0 145.1 283
Longford <5 3.2 141.9 58
Cavan 6 10.6 140.5 107
Ireland 383 470.2 134.1 6,385
Limerick 12 14.8 127.2 248
Louth 25 13.8 119.5 154
Leitrim <5 1.4 106.1 34
Roscommon 16 7.0 99.2 64
Wicklow 5 9.0 91.3 130
Galway 11 17.6 90.3 233
Carlow <5 4.2 86.1 49
Waterford 5 9.2 80.9 94
Monaghan <5 2.2 74.9 46
Cork 16 40.0 73.5 399
Laois <5 1.8 54.3 46
Mayo <5 3.8 52.1 68
Clare <5 3.0 39.6 47
Sligo <5 1.0 38.1 25
Kilkenny 5 2.6 30.2 30
Wexford <5 3.0 25.4 38
Kerry <5 1.6 13.5 20

 

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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