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Nearly 100 Covid-19 cases in Clare

The number of positive Covid-19 cases in Clare has risen by a further ten and now stands at 98 cases in total.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 31 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland have died. Of these, 26 deaths were located in the east, three in the north west, one in the south and one in the west. The deaths included 18 females and 13 males and 25 people were reported as having underlying health conditions. Tthe median age of today’s reported deaths is 82.

There have now been 365 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and a summary of all 365 deaths provided by the HPSC shows that  215 (59%) of those who died were male, 150 (41%) were female, the median age of those who died is 82 and 247 of these cases were admitted to hospital with 37 admitted to ICU.

As of 11.15am today, the HPSC has been notified that an additional 527 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported by Irish laboratories and an additional 465 confirmed cases were reported by a laboratory in Germany. With the latest German figures included, there are now a total of 10,647 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, Saturday, 11 April (9,484 cases) – and including German results received to that date, reveals:
* 45% are male and 54% are female, with 401 clusters involving 1,795 cases
* the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
* 1,849 cases (20%) have been hospitalised
* Of those hospitalised, 268 cases have been admitted to ICU
* 2,489 cases are associated with healthcare workers
* Dublin has the highest number of cases at 5,006 (53% of all cases) followed by Cork with 730 cases (8%)
* Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 66%, close contact accounts for 27%, travel abroad accounts for 7%.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today marks a milestone in Ireland’s experience of Covid-19 as we see the number of confirmed cases exceed 10,000. 

“The number of community cases of Covid-19 shows why we continue to need the public health measures that we currently have in place. I understand that the current restrictions are tough, especially during a bank holiday weekend when in normal circumstances most of us would have met up with family and friends but I ask that the public continue to work with us and follow the guidelines that are in place. 

“The next three weeks will prove crucial to Ireland’s COVID-19 story and by working together we give ourselves the best chance to slow the spread and save lives.” 

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