15 deaths and 401 new cases of Covid-19 reported on April 21

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Latest update on Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths in Ireland

Latest update on Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths in Ireland

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 15 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

Of the deaths notified today, 2 in April, 3 in March, 6 in February, 4 in January or earlier.

The median age of those who died was 82 years and the age range was 56-90 years.

There has been a total of 4,856* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Tuesday 20th April, the HPSC has been notified of 401 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 244,695** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

217 are men / 181 are women
73% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 31 years old
182 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 31 in Donegal, 23 in Limerick, 22 in Cork and the remaining 103 cases are spread across 17 other counties.***

As of 8am today, 182 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 47 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 19th, 2021, 1,219,487 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

- 863,958 people have received their first dose
- 355,529 people have received their second dose

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 previous deaths. The figure of 4,856 confirmed deaths reflects this.

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 244,695 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.