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Latest figures No further deaths but 456 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

“I would encourage people who have been vaccinated, to safely resume your lives, mindful of the guidelines," Dr Tony Holohan says

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There has been no further Covid-19 related deaths while 456 new cases of the virus have been confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

This brings the Covid-19 death toll to 4,937 while the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland now stands at 254,450.

Of the cases notified today, 233 were diagnosed in men and 223 are women.

A total of 81 per cent of the new cases are in people under 45 years of age with an overall median age is 27 years old.

A total of 189 of the new cases are in Dublin, 52 in Cork, 49 in Donegal, 39 in Kildare, 17 in Galway and the remaining 110 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of 8am today, 111 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 36 are in ICU. 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of Tuesday 11th May, 1,922,913 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland with 408,105 people having received their first dose and 514,808 people having received their second dose

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said: “Our key objective remains to follow the public health advice in our daily activities as we continue to chart our way through this pandemic.

“I would encourage people who have been vaccinated, to safely resume your lives, mindful of the guidelines.

"For those awaiting vaccination, the many choices we make to stick with the public health advice will keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.”

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