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Ireland has administered over one million first doses of Covid-19 vaccines

There were over 42,000 Covid-19 vaccines administered on Friday.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Updated Apr 25th 2021, 7:07 PM

IRELAND HAS REACHED one million first doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered, according to Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

It comes as the HSE administered 42,756 doses of Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, the highest total vaccines administered in a single day for the second day running.

The Taoiseach made the announcement on Twitter this evening.

“Just been informed by @HSELive that we’ve reached 1 Million first doses of the #CovidVaccine. Great work by all the vaccination teams and GPs across the country.”

Figures correct to Friday show that there were 42,756 doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered, with a total of 1,359,921 doses administered in total since the rollout began.

Of the 42,756 doses, 31,631 jabs were first doses while 11,125 jabs were second doses.

One in 10 adults have been fully vaccinated with at least two doses of a jab, with 393,310 total second doses administered.

Of the total vaccines administered since the rollout began:

  • 1,012,333 were Pfizer/BioNTech
  • 284,773 were AstraZeneca
  • 62,815 were Moderna

According to Professor MacCraith, there will be a delivery of 165,000 additional AstraZeneca vaccines arriving into Ireland next week.

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Hospitalisations

According to figures from the HSE’s Covid-19 Data Hub, there were 174 people in hospital with Covid-19 as of 8am this morning.

This is an increase of 11 on 8pm last night, however, many hospitals do not discharge patients at the same rate over the weekend.

The hospitals with the highest numbers of Covid-19 patients last night include Tallaght Hospital (19), Mater Hosptial (16), Letterkenny Hospital (14), University Hospital Limerick (12) and Naas Hospital (11).

There are 45 people with a confirmed case of Covid-19 in ICU, recorded at 11:30am this morning.

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