The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has this Tuesday been notified of two additional deaths related to Covid-19.
There has been a total of 4,908 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight, May 3, the HPSC has been notified of 383 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 250,672 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today:
As of 8am today, 144 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. Ten additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of May 2, 1,604,644 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health, said: “As we move closer to the easing of restrictions on 10 May, we can look forward to opportunities to enjoy the better weather and to meeting with our family and close friends safely and with the public health measures in mind.
“The virus is still circulating in the community and is still a risk, particularly to those who have yet to be vaccinated.
"Collectively we know how to interrupt the spread of this disease, so when you are making plans for coming week don’t underestimate the need to keep your distance, meet outdoors where possible and wash your hands. And if it’s crowded, turn around and come back another time. Together these simple measures will minimise the risk of infection.”
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