Thursday, April 29, 2021



Case numbers of Covid-19 in County Roscommon have shown a slight spike over the last 24 hours.

After a week of five cases or less on most days, the county has recorded eight cases of the virus over the last 24 hours.

The county’s 14-day incidence rate now stands at 74.4, compared to a national average of 124.6. There have been 48 cases of the virus in the county in the 14 days leading up to April 28th.

Case numbers from neighbouring counties since Wednesday evening were: Galway, 28; Mayo, 8; Sligo, less than 5; Leitrim, 8; Offaly, 8; Longford, 9; Westmeath, 19.

A further three deaths and 474 cases were reported nationally this evening.

Of the cases notified today:

*239 are men and 232 are women

*71 per cent are under 45 years of age

*the median age is 32 years old

*167 in Dublin, 39 in Kildare, 37 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 29 in Meath and the remaining 166 cases are spread across all other counties.

There are 155 people with Covid-19 in hospital, of which 44 are in ICU. There have been 14 additional hospitalisations over the last 24 hours.

As of last Tuesday, April 27th, there have been 1,452,434 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland.

*1,041,284 people have received their first dose.

*411,150 people have received their second dose.

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