Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 5th December

December 5, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 13 additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has now been a total of 2,099 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Friday 4 December, the HPSC has been notified of 456* confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 73,948* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*A technical issue that delayed uploading of laboratory results to the HPSC has been resolved. It led to a reduced number of cases reported in recent days. The reporting is reflected in a higher number of cases today. There has been no impact on the management of cases or the timeliness of contact tracing. Day on day variations such as these are taken into account in all epidemiological analyses.)

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the reclassification of 1 probable case to confirmed. The figure of 73,948 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 219 are men and 235 are women
  • 59% are under 45 years of age
  • the median age is 39 years old
  • 197 in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 33 in Limerick, 21 in Louth, 20 in Kilkenny and the remaining 148 cases are spread across 21 other counties

As of 2pm today, 231 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 28 are in ICU. There have been 5 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

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