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Almost one in five Irish adults given a dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The latest figures were published by the HSE today.

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Updated Apr 14th 2021, 1:05 PM

ALMOST ONE IN five people in Ireland over the age of 16 has been given a dose of a vaccine against Covid-19.

Latest figures published by the HSE this afternoon show that 1,076,216 doses in total have been administered, including 758,763 first doses – 19.6% of the population over the age of 16 – and 317,453 second doses.

The majority of doses have been of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (over 788,000), followed by AstraZeneca (239,364) and Moderna (48,589).

It follows news this afternoon that Pfizer will deliver an extra 50 million vaccine doses to the European Union this quarter – of which over 500,000 will be delivered to Ireland.

Meanwhile, the number patients being treated in Irish hospitals for Covid-19 fell again yesterday.

Data published on the HSE’s Daily Operations website shows that there were 189 coronavirus patients in hospital at 8pm last night.

Eleven new cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8am yesterday.

The number of patients with Covid-19 being treated in the country’s intensive care units has risen slightly.

There were 47 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units last night, up one from Monday evening. Of these, 27 were receiving ventilation care at 6.30pm last night.

The majority of hospitals are treating fewer than ten patients with Covid-19.

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The highest number of patients are in Dublin hospitals, including Beaumont Hospital (24 patients), the Mater Hospital (20), St James’s Hospital (20) and Connolly Hospital (17).

There are 13 patients being treated in Naas Hospital and Tallaght Hospital each, as well as 12 patients being treated in University Hospital Limerick.

The overall decrease follows a gradual decline in the number of Covid-19 patients treated in hospital in recent weeks.

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