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Coronavirus: 12 further deaths and 431 new cases – as Ireland to receive extra 545,000 Pfizer vaccines

There have been 12 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 431 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today.

Of the deaths reported today, 4 occurred in April, 2 occurred in March and 6 occurred in January.

The median age of those who died was 76 years and the age range was 42-91 years.

With nine new cases announced today, Laois now has a 14-day incidence rate of 188.9.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 204 are men / 226 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 33 years old
  • 160 in Dublin, 50 in Kildare, 34 in Donegal, 21 in Meath, 20 in Limerick and the remaining 146 cases are spread across 20 other counties

As of 8am today, 192 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 49 are in ICU. 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 12th, 2021, 1,076,216 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 758,763 people have received their first dose
  • 317,453 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.

New Cases in Laois

  • April 13 – 9
  • April 12 – 6
  • April 11 – 12
  • April 10 – 2
  • April 9 – 15
  • April 8 – 7
  • April 7 – 13
  • April 6 – 6
  • April 5 – 12
  • April 4 – 7
  • April 3 – 12
  • April 2 – 20
  • April 1 – 27
  • March 31 – 16
  • March 30 – 14

14-day case rate in Laois per 100,000 population

  • April 13 – 188.9
  • April 12 – 196
  • April 11 – 201.9
  • April 9/10 – Not Provided
  • April 8 – 231.4
  • April 7 – 240.6
  • April 6 – 232.6
  • April 5 – 244.4
  • April 2/3/4 – Not Provided
  • April 1 – 222
  • March 31 – 210.2
  • March 30 – 197.2

New cases in Laois during past 14 days

  • April 13 – 160
  • April 12 – 166
  • April 11 – 171
  • April 10 – 195
  • April 9 – 211
  • April 8 – 196
  • April 7 – 204
  • April 6 – 197
  • April 5 – 207
  • April 2/3/4 – Not Provided
  • April 1 – 188
  • March 31 – 178
  • March 30 – 167

Ireland to receive extra 545,000 Pfizer vaccines 

The EU is to receive 50 million more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the next three months, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said.

She said the EU is turning more heavily to BioNTech/Pfizer to make up for suspended Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses and for longer-term needs to fight the mutating coronavirus.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin tweeted that Ireland would receive an extra 545,000 doses, with delivery to begin this month.

The move will help to make up for the shortfall of the J&J jabs that were meant to start rolling out, Ms von der Leyen said in a televised statement.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.