Another seven deaths and 419 covid-related cases have been confirmed by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre on Wednesday.
Of the deaths notified today, 5 occurred in April, 1 in February and 1 in January. The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 67-92 years.
There has been a total of 4,915 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and 251,087 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
- 199 are men / 214 are women
- 73% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 30 years old
- 167 in Dublin, 39 in Cork, 32 in Donegal, 29 in Kildare, 22 in Meath and the remaining 129 cases are spread across 20 other counties.
As of 8am today, 137 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 37 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of Monday May 3, 1,621,870 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 1,174,292 people have received their first dose
- 447,578 people have received their second dose
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said asked the public to plan their activities as safely as possible in the coming weeks: “As we look forward to the greater reopening of activities and services, our key objective now is to maintain our course in coming weeks and follow the public health advice in our daily activities.
“Throughout this pandemic we have seen outbreaks and clusters of disease as a result of social events such as funerals, wakes and birthday parties.
"Unfortunately we need to continue to stay vigilant to the infectious nature of this disease and avoid congregating together in large groups. We need all sectors of society to continue to encourage and support the public health messages and to help everyone to stay safe.”