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Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 514 new cases as vaccine delivery breaks daily record again

There have been a further two Coronavirus-related deaths and 514 new cases according to figures released this evening.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 259 are men/248 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 28 years old

As of 8am today, 116 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 31 are in ICU. 11 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Today’s figures come as the vaccine rollout continues to set new records with over 52,000 doses administered on Friday. It was the second day running for there to be a new record for the daily vaccine figure.

Of the 52,278 injections, 38,011 were first doses, bringing the total number of first doses administered to 1,305,178.

A total of 14,267 were second doses, now bringing the number of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to 494,012.

A total of 1,799,190 doses have been administered so far in the rollout, with The Journal reporting yesterday that it would be possible for the government to hit 80% first doses by the first week of July.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said that the HSE expects to have administered around 230,000 vaccines this week.

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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.