2,847 vaccinated since opening of Simonstown centre

Covid-19 vaccinations are continuing at Simonstown GAA centre in Navan with 2,847 having been vaccinated there, since it opened on 22nd April.

The HSE is offering 420 appointments in Simonstown daily from Monday to Friday and there were 409 people vaccinated yesterday (Monday).

A spokesperson said they were not open Saturday and Sunday as their schedules are still dependent on vaccine deliveries.

"As soon as the vaccine delivery increases we will increase the number of appointments daily and the number of operational days per week to seven", he said.

"At peak the proposed maximum capacity of the site is 1,000 per day /7,000 per week if everyone turns up."

Registration for vaccinations for those aged 59 opened today (Tuesday) while 58 year olds can register tomorrow and the portal will open to a new age each day until 13th May.

As of last Sunday (2nd May) there have been 1,604,644 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland: 1,159,083 people have received their first dose and 445,561 people have received their second dose.

As of 8pm last night (Monday) there were just three patients with the virus in Our Lady's hospital in Navan.

There had been no hospitalisations in the previous 24 hours and there were no Covid-19 patents occupying critical care beds.

There were five Covid patients in hospital in Drogheda, one of whom was in critical care but there had been no hospitalisations in the previous 24 hours.

As of 8am today (Tuesday), 144 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. There have been 10 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

A further 383 cases of Covid-19 have been reported by public health officials this evening, 32 of them in Meath.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) also confirmed that two more people with Covid-19 have died.

This now brings the total Covid-19 death toll to 4,908 and the total number of confirmed cases to 250,672.

Of the cases notified today:

194 are men and 189 are women

79 per cent are under 45 years of age

The median age is 28 years old

129 are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 32 in Meath, 25 in Donegal, 25 in Louth and the remaining 132 cases are spread across 21 other counties.

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