Fewer than five new cases of Covid-19 were announced this evening by the Department of Health.
As of yesterday, the county’s 14 day incidence rate was 100.7 per 100,000 of population and the five day moving average was five. In the 14 days leading up to midnight Monday, April 5th, 65 new cases were identified in the county. The national 14 day incidence rate was 157.1.
In neighbouring counties this evening, Leitrim, Sligo, and Longford also had fewer than five, Galway had 12, Westmeath had 10, Mayo had eight, and Offaly 11.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of nine additional deaths related to Covid-19 and 443 confirmed cases.
Three of the deaths occurred in January, two in February, three in March, and one in April.
There has been a total of 4,727 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and 238,907 confirmed cases.
Of the cases notified today:
239 are men and 203 are women
75% are under 45 years of age
the median age is 31 years old
208 in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 24 in Kildare, 20 in Meath, 17 in Donegal and the remaining 142 spread across 19 other counties
As of 8am today, 261 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 60 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of last Saturday April 3rd, 932,324 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
660,800 people have received their first dose
271,524 people have received their second dose