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Fewer than five new cases of Covid-19 in Clare as Deputy CMO appeals for vigilance

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of fewer than five additional cases of Covid-19 in Clare and 34 additional deaths related to Covid-19 nationally. Of the deaths reported today three occurred in April, four occurred in March, 19 occurred in February, five occurred in January, and three occurred in December or earlier. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 33 to 96 years. There has been a total of 4,769* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Thursday, April 8, the HPSC has been notified of 473 confirmed cases of Covid-19.There is now a total of 240,192** confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
224 are men / 247 are women
76% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 29 years old
229 in Dublin, 32 in Kildare, 21 in Mayo, 19 in Meath, 30 in Donegal and the remaining 142 cases are spread across 19 other counties***.
As of 8am today, 212 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of April 6, 2021, 961,887 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
679,844 people have received their first dose
282,043 people have received their second dose
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Anyone exposed to Covid-19 over the Easter weekend will now be at their most infectious – please isolate and contact your GP to arrange a test if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.”

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