41 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Meath today

As the vaccination roll out continues across the country, 67 year olds can be registered for vaccination with the HSE tomorrow, followed by 66 year olds on Sunday and 65 year olds from Monday.

More than 1.21 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered to people in Ireland, with 789,526 people getting their first dose and 331,477 people fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health has been notified of 11 further Covid-19 related deaths and 420 new cases, 41 of those in Meath.

Of the deaths reported today, three occurred in April, one in March, two in February and five occurred in January or earlier.

The median age of those who died was 88 and the age range was 77-94.

Navan continues to have a high rate of Covid 19 infection at twice the national average.

There were 91 new cases in the Navan electoral area in the fortnight to last Monday, giving an incidence rate of 260.5 per 100,000 compared to the national average of 131,7.

However this was substantially down from the rate the previous week when Navan has a 14 day rate of 294.9.

The Ashbourne and Ratoath electoral areas also had incident rates above the national average - Ashbourne had 50 new cases and a rate of 171.9, while Ratoath had 55 new cases and a rate of 165.1.

Laytown/Bettystown had 42 new cases and a rate of 123.1, while Kells had 36 cases and a rate of 111.1, while Trim had the lowest rate with 31 new cases and a rate of 99.4.

There has now been a total of 4,831 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland, with 242,819 confirmed cases.

The number of people in ICU is up two to 53 with 190 Covid-19 patients in hospital. There were 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases notified today, 218 are men and 197 are women, with 74% under 45 years of age. The median age is 32 years old.

The regional breakdown shows that there were 147 cases in Dublin, 41 in Meath, 33 in Donegal, 26 in Galway, 18 in Limerick and the remaining 155 cases are spread across all other counties.

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