Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team April 12th

April 13, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 14 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. There have now been 334 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. With the latest German figures included, there are now a total of 9,655 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.

  • 12 deaths located in the east, 2 in the west of the country
  • the people included 6 females and 8 males
  • the median age of today’s reported deaths is 80
  • 10 people were reported as having underlying health conditions

As of 1pm Sunday 12th April, the HPSC has been notified of the following cases;

  • An additional 430 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by Irish laboratories
  • An additional 297 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by a laboratory in Germany

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Friday 10th April (8,496 cases) – and including German results received to that date, reveals:

  • 45% are male and 54% are female, with 383 clusters involving 1,653 cases
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 1,777 cases (21%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 261 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 2,312 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 4,514 (53% of all cases) followed by Cork with 648 cases (8%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 66%, close contact accounts for 26%, travel abroad accounts for 7%