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HPSC confirms a further 377 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland today.
This brings the total number of cases to 18,561 in the Republic of Ireland.
52 further deaths are also being reported.
Statement from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre:
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 52 people with COVID-19 have died, of which 42 were laboratory confirmed.
There have now been a total of 1,063* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of 1pm Saturday 25th April, the HPSC has been notified of 377 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 18,561 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 23rd April (17,420 cases), reveals:
· 57% are female and 43% are male
· the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
· 2,536 cases (14%) have been hospitalised
· Of those hospitalised, 344 cases have been admitted to ICU
· 4,847 cases are associated with healthcare workers
· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 9,010 (50% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,103 cases (6%)
· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 48%, close contact accounts for 48%, travel abroad accounts for 4%
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 3 deaths. The figure of 1,063 deaths reflects this.
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