The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today (Saturday) been informed that 14 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. All 14 deaths located in the east of the country. The median age of today’s reported deaths is 81. There have now been 36 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 294 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, today. This figure includes five new cases in Clare bringing the total to 31.
There are now 2,415 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread. As of midnight, Thursday March 26 the data (1,904 cases), reveals:
- 53% are male and 46% are female, with 91 clusters involving 351 cases
- the median age of confirmed cases is 46 years
- 489 cases (26%) have been hospitalised
- Of those hospitalised, 67 cases have been admitted to ICU
- 445 cases are associated with healthcare workers
- Dublin has the highest number of cases at 1070, (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 184 cases (10%)
- Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 52%, close contact accounts for 23%, travel abroad accounts for 25%
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today, we have our highest recorded number of deaths so far. Our condolences are with the family and friends of all patients who have died as a result of COVID-19.