Covid hospitalisations reach new 2021 low

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As of 8am this morning, there were less Covid-19 patients hospitalised than on any other day in 2021, according to figures released this evening by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

In all, there are 208 patients in hospital who have tested positive for the virus of which 52 are in ICU.

The HPSC has been notified of 14 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, three occurred in April, one occurred in March, six occurred in February, and four occurred in January.

The median age of those who died was 72.5 years and the age range was 55 - 90 years.

There have now been a total of 4,783 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland according to HPSC figures.

As of midnight, on Friday, the HPSC has been notified of 455 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 240,643* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, they said in the statement.

Of the cases notified today:

• 212 are men / 237 are women

• 77% are under 45 years of age

• The median age is 30 years old

As of April 7, 1,018,264 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland; 716,636 people have received their first dose and 301,628 people have received their second dose.

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