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;