Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 2nd May

May 2, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 25 people with COVID-19 have died. As of 11am Saturday 2 May, the HPSC has been notified of 343 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 21,176 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 1,286* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 30 April (20,742 cases), reveals:

  • 58% are female and 42% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 2,785 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 368 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 5,973 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,277 (50% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,226 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,156 cases (6%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 34%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

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