Over 1.92 million doses of vaccine administered to date

No deaths and 456 new cases announced this evening

Six cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Louth

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 0 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 4,937 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Wednesday 12th May, the HPSC has been notified of 456 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 254,450 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

233 are men / 223 are women
81% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 27 years old
189 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:

1,408,105 people have received their first dose
514,808 people have 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.”

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.

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