34 more COVID-19 related deaths are being reported.
Of the deaths reported today, 3 occurred in April, 4 occurred in March, 19 occurred in February, 5 occurred in January, and 3 occurred in December or earlier.
The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 33 - 96 years.
There has been a total of 4,769 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, Thursday 8th, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 473 confirmed cases of COVID-19; fewer than five of the cases are in Kerry.
There is now a total of 240,192 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
• 224 are men / 247 are women
• 76% are under 45 years of age
• The median age is 29 years old
• 229 in Dublin, 32 in Kildare, 21 in Mayo, 19 in Meath, 30 in Donegal and the remaining 142 cases are spread across 19 other counties***.
As of 8am today, 212 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 53 are in ICU. 17 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of April 6th 2021, 961,887 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
• 679,844 people have received their first dose
• 282,043 people have received their second dose
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Anyone exposed to COVID-19 over the Easter weekend will now be at their most infectious - please isolate and contact your GP to arrange a test if you have any symptoms of COVID-19."