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Coronavirus: 14 further deaths and 455 new cases – as more countries are added to the quarantine list

There have been 14 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 455 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today.

Of the deaths reported today 3 occurred in April, 1 occurred in March, 6 occurred in February, and 4 occurred in January.

The median age of those who died was 72.5 years and the age range was 55 – 90 years.

The Department of Health has not provided a county-by-county breakdown of cases so we do not know how many of these cases are in Laois.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 212 are men / 237 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 30 years old

As of 8am today, 208 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 52 are in ICU. 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 7th 2021, 1,018,264 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 716,636 people have received their first dose
  • 301,628 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.

More countries are added to the quarantine list

The US and Canada, as well as a number of EU countries including France, Belgium and Italy, are among 16 countries that have been added to the mandatory hotel quarantine list following a Cabinet meeting.

The full list of new countries are: Bangladesh, Belgium, France, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Turkey, the US, Canada, Armenia, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curaçao, Maldives, Ukraine.

The measure will come into affect from 4am on Thursday April 15.

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