11 deaths and 420 cases of Covid-19

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11 Deaths And 420 Cases Of Covid-19
They said of the deaths reported today, three occurred in April, one occurred in March, two in February and five occurred in January or earlier. © PA Wire/PA Images
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Kenneth Fox

A further 11 deaths and an additional 420 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).

They said of the deaths reported today, three occurred in April, one occurred in March, two in February and five occurred in January or earlier.

The median age of those who died was 88 years and the age range was 77-94 years.

There has now been a total of 4,831 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and 242,819 confirmed cases of the virus in the Republic,

Nphet said of the cases notified today: 218 are men and 197 are women, 74 per cent are under 45 years of age and the median age is 32 years old

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Regarding the location of tonight's cases, there are 147 in Dublin, 41 in Meath, 33 in Donegal, 26 in Galway, 18 in Limerick and the remaining 155 cases are spread across all other counties.

They said as of 8am today, 190 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised and 53 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Regarding the vaccine roll-out, they said as of April 14th, 1,121,003 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland. This includes 789,526 people who have received their first dose and 331,477 people that have received their second dose.

The latest figures comes as a senior health official said that people in their 60s have “much more to fear” from Covid-19 than they do from the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Dr Colm Henry said cases of blood clotting are “extraordinarily rare” and appealed to anybody in the 60-69 age group to have the vaccination.

The chief clinical officer’s comments came as the Health Service Executive’s Covid-19 vaccine registration portal opened to people aged 68.

AstraZeneca vaccine is a really good vaccine,” Dr Henry told Newstalk Breakfast on Friday.

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