The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed that a total of 17 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,631 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Tuesday 26 May the HPSC has been notified of 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been no new cases in Clare. The figure stands at 322. There is now a total of 24,803 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 reveals:
57% are female and 43% are male
the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
3,251 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
Of those hospitalised, 399 cases have been admitted to ICU
7,891 cases are associated with healthcare workers
Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,961 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,451 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,408 cases (6%)
Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 40%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “To date, 90% of confirmed cases diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered. But we cannot afford to stop the hard work involved in suppressing this virus. COVID-19 is a new disease. Ireland and the world understand more about the virus now than we did at the outset of this crisis. What we do know is that hand washing, social distancing and knowing when to self-isolate do work”.