More deaths and a large number of new Covid-19 cases announced this evening

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More deaths and a large number of new Covid-19 cases announced this evening

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has been a total of 4,872 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday 23rd April, the HPSC has been notified of 461 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 246,204 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

235 are men / 224 are women;
75% are under 45 years of age;
The median age is 28 years old.

As of 8am today, 162 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 46 are in ICU. 9 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 22nd 2021, 1,317,165 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

934,980 people have received their first dose;
382,185 people have received their second dose.

The national 5-day moving average is 460.