Dr Tony Holohan, CMO.

New daily Covid cases in Cavan and Monaghan

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of one additional death related to COVID-19 and 437 new cases of the virus including seven in County Cavan and six in neighbouring County Monaghan.

To date, there has been a total of 4,874 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Sunday, April 25, the HPSC has been notified of 437 confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 247,069 Coronavirus cases.

The five-day moving average of cases in County Cavan is now seven per day; while it is three in County Monaghan.

Both counties are below the national average in terms of the prevalence of the virus in our communities in the fortnightly period up to April 25.

There were 112.9 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of population in County Cavan during the period, which equates to 86 cases in real terms. The corresponding figures for County Monaghan were 66.8 cases per 100K of population or 41 positive test results.

The national average over the same period was 121 cases per 100,000 people or 5,764 cases nationwide.

Of the cases notified today:

- 220 are men / 216 are women

- 76% are under 45 years of age

- The median age is 29 years old

- There were 169 cases in Dublin, 62 in Donegal, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Meath, 21 in Galway and the remaining 116 cases are spread across 17 other counties.

As of 8am today, 184 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 46 are in ICU. There have been 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Vaccine roll-out

As of April 24, 2021, 1,385,753 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

- 987,681 people have received their first dose; and

- 398,072 people have received their second dose

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health said: “As a country, we have now given a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 25% of eligible adults. In order to protect the vital work of the vaccination programme in offering us all protection from COVID-19, it is important we continue to remain vigilant and careful. Right now, we need to protect the progress we have made together.

“While we should remain cautious, we can also be cautiously optimistic. Our vaccination programme, alongside the continued commendable adherence of the vast majority of people in Ireland to the public health advice, are the key to exiting this pandemic in the coming months. However, doing things like mixing indoors when disease is still circulating at a high level puts our progress at risk. Please continue to act in the best interests of one another and be safe when socialising.”

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