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158 People Have Now Died Of Covid 19 In Ireland; 4,994 People Have Been Diagnosed With The Virus.

: 04/05/2020 - 19:19

21 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says:

:       17 deaths located in the east, 2 in the south, 2 in the west of the country

·        The patients included 9 females and 12 males

·        12 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions

·        Median age of today’s reported deaths is 81

There have now been 158 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81.

390 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed by 1pm today.

It brings to 4,994 the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, of whom 152 are in Co. Kildare.

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Friday 3rd April 2020 (4,443 cases), shows

·        47% are male and 53% are female, with 236 clusters involving 903 cases

·        Median age of confirmed cases is 48 years

·        1,203 cases (27%) have been hospitalised

·        Of those hospitalised, 165 cases have been admitted to ICU

·        1,163 cases (26%) are associated with healthcare workers

·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,490 (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 343 cases (8%)

·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 24%, travel abroad accounts for 13%

Additional information from the Dept. of Health's data base is available here:  COVID-19 Information Dashboard;

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