*Photograph: John Mangan
A further reduction in the amount of persons hospitalised in Ireland due to COVID-19 has been observed.
On Saturday, NPHET reported that an additional 420 cases of COVID-19 had been diagnosed across the country. No county by county data had been provided in this update. 32 is the median age of the individuals testing positive.
Four more deaths related to the virus has been recorded, all of which occurred in April. There has been a total of 4,835 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Hospital numbers are down to 182 as of 8am on Saturday. Of this figure, 50 are in critical care while seven persons were admitted to hospital in the past 24 hours.
Data from Thursday has noted that 1,155,599 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland. 341,129 people have received both doses.