Covid-19: 448 new cases, 8 further deaths

The Department of Health has reported 448 new circumstances of Covid-19 and eight further deaths.

The variety of sufferers in hospital with coronavirus now stands at 109.

34 of these sufferers are receiving remedy in ICU.

There have been 12 extra hospitalisations previously 24 hours.

Three of the deaths reported at the moment occurred in March, two in February, and three in January or earlier.

The median age of those that died was 82 years and the age vary was 40 – 92 years.

The whole variety of Covid-related deaths in Ireland now stands at 4,937.

Today's new circumstances contain 213 males and 230 ladies, with 78% underneath 45 years of age.

229 circumstances have been in Dublin, 38 in Meath, 35 in Kildare, 34 in Cork, 16 in Limerick and the remaining 96 circumstances are unfold throughout 16 different counties.

There now has been a complete of 254,013 confirmed Covid circumstances right here.

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Meanwhile, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has raised the likelihood {that a} Covid-19 vaccine appointment might be supplied to anybody who desires one by the top of June.

At a non-public on-line assembly of Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs tonight, Mr Varadkar is known to have mentioned he made this assumption on the idea of statistics from different nations, which recommend that as many as 15% of individuals decline vaccination affords.

The Tánaiste additionally mentioned a call on any potential return to indoor eating in July wouldn’t be made till June however he was hopeful it could return with six to a desk, contact particulars taken and allowances made for the dimensions of venues.

It comes as figures present that lower than 1% of individuals deemed to be within the high-risk Group 7 for Covid-19 have obtained a vaccine to this point.

The HSE additionally mentioned it appeared probably that some folks in Group 7 might have been categorised incorrectly within the pc system as being in Group 4 after they bought their first dose.

Earlier, new information from the HSE confirmed confirmed Covid-19 circumstances have dropped by over 1 / 4 in second degree colleges.

There was a 27% lower within the variety of infections detected within the 13-18 years age group, down from 399 to 291 circumstances.

The solely age class to indicate an increase in figures was amongst main faculty youngsters aged 5-12 years, with 56 extra circumstances detected – a rise of 14% from 390 to 446.

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána are asking all highway customers to take care and be extra alert as restrictions on inter-county journey are lifted.

The 'Road Back' marketing campaign was launched at the moment with highway customers being urged to be further cautious as visitors volumes return to regular.

In Northern Ireland, the Department of Health reported no further deaths of sufferers who had beforehand examined constructive for coronavirus.

113 new circumstances of the illness have been confirmed previously 24 hours.

On Wednesday morning there have been 50 sufferers in hospital who have been Covid constructive, of whom 4 have been in intensive care.

primarily based on website supplies www.rte.ie

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