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Fewer than five new cases of Covid-19 in Clare as 14-day incidence rate drops to 38.7


THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of fewer than five additional cases of COVID-19 in Clare and 11 additional deaths related to COVID-19 nationally.
Of the deaths notified today, four occurred in April, two in March, four in February and one in January.
The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 50-93 years.
There has been a total of 4,847 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Monday, April 19, the HPSC has been notified of 390 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There has now been a total of 244,297* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:
215 are men / 174 are women
67% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 34 years old
172 in Dublin, 42 in Kildare, 21 in Meath, 20 in Tipperary, 18 in Donegal and the remaining 117 cases are spread across 19 other counties.**
As of 8am today, 179 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 48 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 18, 2021, 1,208,459 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
855,512 people have received their first dose
352,947 people have received their second dose

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