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Coronavirus Ireland Two more deaths from Covid-19 as 511 new cases confirmed in Ireland

619,003 people have now received their first dose of the vaccine

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Two more people have died from Covid 19 in Ireland with 511 new cases of the virus confirmed. 

There has now been a total of 4,715 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 2nd April, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 511 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 237,695 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

As of March 31, 865,460 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland

A total of 619,003 people have now received their first dose of the vaccine and 246,457 people have received their second dose.

Meanwhile, Ireland will reach the milestone of one million vaccine doses administered some time next week, the head of the health service has predicted.

Paul Reid said more than 900,000 doses will have been completed by the end of the weekend.

Mr Reid said: "Good Friday, we had one of our highest days so far for the vaccine administration.

"We'll have well over 900,000 completed by this weekend.

"During next week, we'll have administered over one million doses. April & May will see the programme scale up further again."

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