The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) been notified of 2 additional deaths and 511 new confirmed cases related to COVID-19, today.
The new figures means that there has been a total of 4,715 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Friday April 2, the HPSC has been notified of 511 confirmed cases related to the virus, brining to the total number to 237,695* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland.
Compared to the figures in Norther Ireland today, The Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced a further 84 cases of Covid-19 in the region with no further deaths have been reported.
As of March 31st 2021, 865,460 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Republic of Ireland:
- 619,003 people have received their first dose
- 246,457 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.
These figure come as Dr Mary Favier, the former President of the ICGP and member of NPHET, appeared on Newstalk Breakfast this morning, revealing that COVID-19 variants with no link to international travel have been detected in Ireland.
“That’s what we’re seeing now, even though we’re trying to bring down the numbers they’re staying persistently high,” Dr Favier said.
“The variants of concern that are being noted in the last week or so are from South Africa and Brazil and the big concern about those is that they’ll undermine our vaccine programme.”‘
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 237,695 confirmed cases reflects this.
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