The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today (Thursday) been informed that a total of 10 people with COVID-19 have died.

 

There have now been a total 1,506* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11am, the HPSC has been notified of 426** confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 23,827 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

**223 of the confirmed cases reported today are historical cases which have been managed clinically but only recently notified to the HPSC

In Kerry, there’s been no new increase with 305 cases reported, the same figure as yesterday.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday (23,259 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 42% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,053 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 387 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 7,123 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,308 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,348 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,249 cases (5%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 37%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said:

“All indicators of the spread of COVID-19 are decreasing, including the average number of cases per day, number of people in hospital and ICU, admissions to ICU and number of reported deaths per day.

“This is reinforced by our estimate reproduction number which is currently stable between 0.4 and 0.6. We will be monitoring this figure and the overall number of infections in the population very closely over the coming weeks.”