Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 1st May

May 1, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 34 people with COVID-19 have died. As of 11am Friday 1 May, the HPSC has been notified of 221 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 20,833 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

There have now been a total of 1,265* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Wednesday 29 April (20,510 cases), reveals:

  • 58% are female and 42% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 2,768 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 367 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 5,840 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,170 (50% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,215 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,154 cases (6%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 33%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

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