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Coronavirus: One further death and 402 new cases

There have been one further Coronavirus-related deaths and 402 new cases according to new figures released by the health authorities this afternoon.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 220 are men/182 are women
  • 79% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 31.5 years old

As of 8am today, 127 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 6 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

As of April 30th, 2021, 1,572,779 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

  • 1,130,958 people have received their first dose
  • 441,821 people have received their second dose

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.