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One of the assessment rooms at the Covid-19 Community Assessment Hub based at the Shannon Health Centre. Photograph by John Kelly

Irish Covid-19 Death Toll Rises By 10 But Clare Records No New Confirmed Cases

The number of  confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Clare has remained at 314 over the last 24 hours.

It comes on a day when 10 more lives have been lost to the virus in Ireland with the death toll now standing at 1,543.

As of 11am Sunday 17 May, the HPSC has been notified of 64 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,112 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, Friday 15 May (23,953 cases), reveals:

· 57% are female and 43% are male

· the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years

· 3,117 cases (13%) have been hospitalised

· Of those hospitalised, 389 cases have been admitted to ICU

· 7,566 cases are associated with healthcare workers

· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,666 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,361 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,352 cases (6%)

· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 37%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

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