Thursday, May 06, 2021

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths notified today 3 occurred in May, 2 occurred in March and 3 occurred in February or earlier. The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 55 – 97 years.

It means there has been a total of 4,921 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight on Wednesday 5 May, the HPSC has been notified of 393 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 251,474 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

– 175 are men / 211 are women

– 79% are under 45 years of age

– The median age is 28 years old

173 are in Dublin, 42 in Cork, 34 in Kildare, 26 in Donegal, 15 in Meath and the remaining 103 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8am today, 131 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 36 are in ICU. 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

And, as of Tuesday 4 May, 1,655,866 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

– 1,201,373 people have received their first dose

– 454,493 people have received their second dose

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We all want the easing of restrictions next week to be a significant turning point in this pandemic. We have worked so hard to reduce the spread of this disease. More than 30% of adults have now been vaccinated with one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland and it is time to feel hopeful and to start planning our summer.

“The choices we make now are vital to minimise the incidence of COVID-19 throughout May and June. Prioritise being outside and avoid crowds. Know the symptoms – self-isolate immediately and phone your GP if you have them. By protecting yourself, you are protecting everyone you know from infection.”

Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 4,921 confirmed deaths reflects this.

Validation of data has also resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 251,474 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 5 May 2021):

County Today’s cases (to midnight 05May2021) 5 day moving average (to midnight 05May2021) 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (22Apr2021 to 05May2021) New Cases during last 14 days (22Apr2021 to 05May2021)
Ireland 393 410 129.7 6,178
Donegal 26 27 270.1 430
Kildare 34 34 260.2 579
Westmeath 7 11 200.5 178
Dublin 173 171 183.5 2,472
Tipperary 12 13 148.5 237
Meath 15 17 143.6 280
Cavan <5 10 139.2 106
Offaly <5 6 129.6 101
Limerick 13 14 125.2 244
Longford <5 2 115 47
Louth 7 12 114.1 147
Roscommon 9 7 111.6 72
Wicklow <5 7 95.5 136
Monaghan 5 3 91.2 56
Leitrim <5 2 87.4 28
Carlow 6 3 86.1 49
Galway 9 11 84.9 219
Cork 42 33 81.1 440
Waterford <5 5 71.4 83
Laois 5 3 53.1 45
Mayo 0 4 45.2 59
Clare 5 3 43.8 52
Kilkenny <5 3 39.3 39
Wexford 5 4 28.7 43
Sligo 0 1 25.9 17
Kerry <5 2 12.9 19

 

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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