The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today (Saturday) been informed that a total of 18 people with COVID-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,446* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11am, the HPSC has been notified of 219 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 22,760 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

In Kerry, there’s no new increase today, with the figure still standing at 303 cases.


Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday, May 7 (22,495 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 2,954 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 381 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 6,669 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,948 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,317 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,205 cases (5%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61%, close contact accounts for 35%, travel abroad accounts for 3%


*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 1,446 deaths reflects this.