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Fewer than five new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Clare; 371 new cases confirmed nationally

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of fewer than five additional cases of Covid-19 in Clare and 13 additional deaths related to Covid-19 nationally. Three deaths occurred in April, three in March, and seven in February or earlier. The median age of those who died was 85 years and the age range was 60 to 95 years. There has been a total of 4,896* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Tuesday, April 27, the HPSC has been notified of 371 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There has now been a total of 247,857** confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:
190 are men / 181 are women
77% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 28 years old
131 in Dublin, 38 in Kildare, 33 in Donegal, 18 in Cork, 17 in Meath and the remaining 134 cases are spread across 17 other counties***
As of 8am today, 153 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 45 are in ICU. 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 26, 2021, 1,417,942 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
1,014,640 people have received their first dose
403,302 people have received their second dose

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