Friday, April 02, 2021



There is good news on the Covid-19 front for the county this afternoon, with Roscommon and Leitrim the only two counties in the country to record zero cases of the virus over the last 24 hours.

Roscommon’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population continues to fall, and now stands at 108.5 compared to the national average of 166.6

The county’s five-day moving average is 2, with 70 cases of the virus recorded in the last two weeks.

The number of cases from neighbouring counties over the last 24 hours are: Galway, 21; Mayo, less than 5; Leitrim, 0; Sligo, less than 5; Westmeath, 28; Offaly, 24; Longford, less than 5.

Nationally, there have been eight additional deaths (four of these deaths occurred in March) and another 591 cases reported. The median age of those who died was 74 years and the age range was 51-94 years.

Of the cases notified today:

*292 are men and 295 are women

*72% are under 45 years of age

*the median age is 31 years old

*288 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 30 in Meath, 28 in Westmeath, 27 in Laois and the remaining 178 cases are spread across 19 other counties

As of 8 a.m. today, 264 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 62 are in ICU. There have been 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of last Tuesday (March 30th), there have been 840,561 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland.

*603,802 people have received their first dose

*236,759 people have received their second dose

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