434 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic today, with one additional Covid related death reported.
There were 21 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 251.3 cases per 100,000 people, compared to a national figure of 117.4. Donegal once again has the highest incidence rate in the country but today's case number is down 63 on yesterday's.
Meanwhile, North of the border, 88 new cases have been reported today, with one additional Covid related death.
Press Release: Friday 23rd April 2021
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 4,867 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Thursday 22nd April, the HPSC has been notified of 434 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There has now been a total of 245,743* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
- 228 are men / 204 are women
- 74% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 31 years old
- 217 in Dublin, 30 in Kildare, 30 in Cork, 27 in Limerick, 21 Donegal and the remaining 109 cases are spread across 20 other counties.**
As of 8am today, 166 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 48 are in ICU. 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of April 21st, 2021, 1,275,828 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
- 904,774 people have received their first dose
- 371,054 people have received their second dose
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 245,743 confirmed cases reflects this.
**County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated.
- 7-day incidence 61.5
- 5-day moving average 448
Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 22 April 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
|County||Today's cases (to midnight 22Apr2021)||5 day moving average (to midnight 22Apr2021)||14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (09Apr2021 to 22Apr2021)||New Cases during last 14 days (09Apr2021 to 22Apr2021)|
~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers.