Over 400 new cases of Covid-19 and four deaths reported

There have been 420 new cases of Covid-19 reported

Modest increase in new cases of Covid-19 reported in Limerick

More than 400 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported nationally for the second day in a row.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says it has been notified of 420 newly confirmed cases of the disease along with four additional deaths.

According to the Department of Health, all of the newly-reported deaths occurred in April. 

Of the latest cases, just over half (211) are men and 74% are under 45 years of age. The median age is 32. 

As it is a weekend, a county-by-county analysis of the cases has not been published.

Separately, as of 8am today, 183 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised with 50 in ICU.

The latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team show 1,155,599 doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered in Ireland by Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, a Government spokesperson has said there is no change to the official Government policy on the vaccine priority list.

It comes after the Department of Health confirmed that Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly asked for an assessment of the possibility of younger age groups being vaccinated earlier than others.

The Department said it is to see if such a move would have any impact on the transmission of the virus.

This morning the Chief Executive of the Health Service Executive said the organisation is not aware of any proposal to change the vaccination priority list.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email editorial@donegaldemocrat.ie To contact Donegal Post, email editor@donegalpost.com To contact Inish Times, email editor@inishtimes.com.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.