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44 patients in ICU with COVID-19; fewer than five new cases of Covid-19 in Clare

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of fewer than five additional cases of Covid-19 in Clare and three additional deaths related to Covid-19 nationally. There has been a total of 4,899 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Wednesday, April 28, the HPSC has been notified of 474 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 248,326* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:
239 are men / 232 are women
71% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 32 years old
167 in Dublin, 39 in Kildare, 37 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 29 in Meath and the remaining 166 cases are spread across all other counties**.

As of 8am today, 155 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 44 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of April 27, 2021, 1,452,434 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
1,041,284 people have received their first dose
411,150 people have received their second dose

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