Wednesday, April 07, 2021


Roscommon’s encouraging Covid-19 trend continued this evening, as again fewer than five new cases were identified in the county.

As of yesterday, the county’s 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 dropped to 94.5, well below the national average of 151.6. The five-day moving average was five and in the 14 days leading up to April 6th, 61 new Roscommon cases were confirmed.

In terms of the cases in neighbouring counties announced this evening, Offaly, Mayo, and Longford had fewer than five, Westmeath had 18, Galway had 20, and Leitrim and Sligo had no cases.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to Covid-19 and 423 new confirmed cases

Four of these deaths occurred in April, and one in February.

There has been a total of 4,732 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and 239,325 confirmed cases.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 219 are men and 201 are women

  • 73% are under 45 years of age

  • the median age is 30 years old

  • 199 in Dublin, 41 in Kildare, 23 in Meath, 20 in Galway, 18 in Westmeath and the remaining 122 are spread across 19 other counties

  • As of 8am today, 232 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 56 are in ICU. There have been 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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