Covid-19 numbers contine to fall

The number of patients with Covid-19 in public hospitals has continued to fall, and has reached its lowest point in 111 days.


The five-day average for new infections in the Republic is down 23 per cent since last week.


The Department of health has confirmed that 400 new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the Republic of Ireland.  17 of the cases are in Donegal, fewer than 5 were reported in Leitrim and once again there have been no new cases in Sligo.


7 additional deaths were also reported in yesterday’s figures.


As of April 5th 940,883 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:


667,182 people have received their first dose

273,701 people have received their second dose.


Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says previous calls by lobbyists for a faster reopening has had a direct impact on the health system: