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latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: 394 new cases, no further deaths

There has now been a total of 241,330 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.

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Stock image. Photo: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Stock image. Photo: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Stock image. Photo: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Another 394 cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the National Public Health and Emergency Team this evening.

No new deaths were reported.

Of the cases notified today, 175 are in Dublin, 34 in Kildare, 21 in Galway, 21 in Mayo, 20 in Limerick and the remaining 123 cases are spread across 18 other counties.

There has now been a total of 241,330 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.

As of April 10, 1,058,394 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland.

A total of 745,363 people have received their first dose and 313,031 people have received their second dose.

Meanwhile, Ireland's National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) is expected to recommend that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine be limited to people over 60, it has emerged.

It follows reports of blood clots in younger people who have been given the vaccine.

While most of Ireland’s vaccination programme relies on Pfizer’s vaccine, it was hoped that the availability of AstraZeneca would help speed up the vaccination programme.

However, Ireland along with several other countries last month suspended its use for a time following reports of rare blood clots.

It was subsequently declared safe by the European Medicines Agency, but last week more countries introduced age restrictions after reports of more blood clots emerged.


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