Today the HPSC confirms a further 46 cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland to 25,295.
5 further deaths are being reported today.
Statement from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre:
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 5 people with COVID-19 have died.
There have now been a total 1,705* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Friday 12 June the HPSC has been notified of 46** confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,295*** 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.
Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 11 June (25,249 cases), reveals:
57% are female and 43% are male
· the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
· 3,276 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
· Of those hospitalised, 416 cases have been admitted to ICU
· 8,123 cases are associated with healthcare workers
· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,179 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,533 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,426 cases (6%)
· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 37%, close contact accounts for 60%, travel abroad accounts for 2%
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today’s increase in notifications of COVID-19 is not an increase in the daily incidence of the disease. When the cases are analysed according to the date the samples were taken, it shows that they were spread out over a number of days. All the indicators of the disease are stable or reducing. We will continue to closely monitor these every day.”
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 deaths. The figure of 1,705 deaths reflects this.
**22 of these samples were taken on Monday (n=12) and Tuesday (n=10) and would normally have been reported on Thursday and Friday but, for technical reasons as part of normal laboratory practice at the National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL), are being reported today. Contact tracing has already been undertaken for the majority of these cases.
***Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 25,295 confirmed cases reflects this. [/read]
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