THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of two additional deaths related to Covid-19.
One of these deaths occurred in March, and one occurred in April. There has been a total of 4,785 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Saturday, April 10, the HPSC has been notified of 303 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There have now been a total of 240,945 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today, 167 are men and 135 are women. 75% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 32 years old.
As of 8am today, 213 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. 7 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn, Department of Health, said there was hope going into a new week.
“This morning we had the lowest number of people newly hospitalised with Covid-19 since the end of November. Last week the millionth vaccine was given and this week should see a step-change in the number of doses administered.
"All of our children are going back to school tomorrow and people can also travel within their county."
“If we can maintain this progress, vaccines and the basic public health measures with which we are all so familiar are our way out of this pandemic,” Dr Glynn added.
As of April 8 2021, 1,045,919 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: 735,997 people have received their first dose and 309,922 people have received their second dose.