Covid-19 latest: NPHET announces three additional deaths and a further 569 cases this evening
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of three additional deaths related to Covid-19, and a further 569 cases.
There has now been a total of 4,906 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, with the number of cases standing at 249,437.
The median age of new cases in Ireland in 26 while 78% of those testing positive are under the age of 45.
As of 8am today (Saturday), 123 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. There have been five additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
As of April 29, there were 1,527,844 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Ireland of which 1,097,742 people received their first dose and 430,102 people have received their second dose.
A Lithuanian man allegedly found with over €50,000 worth of cannabis plants was specifically flown into the country by an organised gang to cultivate the drug, a court has heard.