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Latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: Seven deaths and 400 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

The latest figures takes the number of people who have died with Covid-19 in Ireland to 4,737*, while the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 239,723.

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A further seven people have died after contracting Covid-19 and 400 new cases of the virus announced by Nphet this evening.

Of the deaths reported today two occurred in April, two died in March and three in February.

The median age of those who died was 78 years and the ages of the deceased ranged from 62 - 89 years.

The latest figures takes the number of people who have died with Covid-19 in Ireland to 4,737*, while the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 239,723.

As of 2pm today, there are 226 Covid-19 patients in Irish hospitals, 55 of whom are in ICU. There have been 11 new admissions to hospitals of people with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and 33 discharges.

Hospitalisations have now reduced to an average of 13 a day, HSE boss Paul Reid revealed at a briefing earlier today.

Over 940,000 vaccine doses had been administered by Easter Monday, latest vaccine data shows, with 667,182 people receiving their first dose and 273,701 people being fully vaccinated.

Just 4,796 people were vaccinated on Easter Monday, down on the daily average over the last seven days of 17,315. 121,207 doses have been administered in the last seven days.

No deaths have occurred in people over 65 from Covid-19 in the last week, Dr Colm Henry said at today’s HSE media briefing.

This is the first week this has occurred this year while the rate of infection in nursing homes has fallen to 0.08, which is the lowest since the pandemic began.

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