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COVID-19: Two further deaths and 514 new cases reported

There have been two further deaths related to COVID-19 and 514 new cases confirmed today by the N...
Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

17.06 9 May 2021


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COVID-19: Two further deaths a...

COVID-19: Two further deaths and 514 new cases reported

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

17.06 9 May 2021


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There have been two further deaths related to COVID-19 and 514 new cases confirmed today by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths has now risen to 4,921, while the latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 252,809.

Of the latest cases, 75% are under 45 years of age, while the median age is 28 years old.

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As of 8am today, 116 people are now receiving treatment in hospital for the virus after 11 new admissions in the past 24 hours.

Of those patients, 31 are in ICU, down from 33 yesterday.

The five-day moving average is now 432.

As of Friday, 1,799,190 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Ireland:

1,305,178 people have received their first dose, while a second dose has been given to 494,012 people.

Among those receiving their first dose of the inoculation today was the Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

Mr Martin was administered the AstraZeneca jab at the Cork City Hall vaccination centre this afternoon.

He said he was "delighted" after getting the injection, and praised the "fantastic" HSE staff and volunteers at the centre.

martin The Taoiseach receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today. Credit: Micheál Martin via Twitter

It comes as businesses across the country are planning to open their doors again tomorrow for the first time in months.

Several restrictions will be lifted from Monday, with personal services like hairdressers, barbers and salons set to resume trading.

Galleries, museums, libraries and cultural attractions will also welcome back visitors.

Click-and-collect and appointment-only shopping can resume, while the inter-county travel ban will be lifted.

Households will be allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to six and 50 people can attend weddings and funerals.

Main image: Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Photo: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

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