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Latest cases Coronavirus Ireland: 34 deaths and 473 new cases confirmed as over 6,000 arrive from 'high risk' countries

Official passenger figures show 6,243 arrivals from the USA and the 16 EU member states, including France, Germany and Italy between March 29 and April 4.

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A further 34 people have died after contracting Covid-19 and 473 new cases were confirmed by Nphet this evening.

Three of the deaths occurred in April, four in March, 19 in February, five occurred in January, and three occurred in December or earlier.

The youngest person who died was 33 and the oldest was 96.

This takes the number of people that have died with the virus in Ireland to 4,769* while the total case count has risen to 240,192.*

As of 2pm today, there were 212 Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals, 53 of whom are in ICU. There were 17 admissions to hospitals of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and 17 discharges.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 224 are men / 247 are women
  • 76% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 29 years old
  • 229 are in Dublin, 32 in Kildare, 21 in Mayo, 19 in Meath, 30 in Donegal and the remaining 142 cases are spread across 19 other counties

Over one million vaccine doses have been administered in the State, health officials confirmed yesterday, with over 700,000 people receiving at least one dose and 290,000 people are fully vaccinated.

Independent.ie today revealed that over 6,000 people flew into Ireland from countries that public health experts advised the Government put on the mandatory hotel quarantine list.

Official passenger figures show 6,243 arrivals from the USA and the 16 EU member states, including France, Germany and Italy between March 29 and April 4.

The Expert Travel Advisory Group advised Government to put these countries along with 26 non-EU countries on the hotel quarantine list at the start of last week due to concerns over new variants and high infection rates.

26 non-EU countries were placed on the list but the USA and 16 EU countries were not.

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