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1 death and 204 new cases of Coronavirus confirmed

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a patient diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland has died. The patient is a male and in the east of the country, with an underlying health condition.

There have now been 7 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

Total number of cases in Wicklow 28.

There have also been 204 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ireland today. There are now 1,329 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.

To date, 17,992 tests have been carried out in laboratories across the country, as of midnight last night.

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday 22nd March (965 cases), reveals:

  • 55% are male and 45% are female, with 44 clusters involving 243 cases
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 45 years
  • 277 cases (29%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 36 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 247 cases (26%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 535, (55% of all cases) followed by Cork with 123 cases (13%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 47%, close contact accounts for 23%, travel abroad accounts for 31%

The Department of Health has today launched a new COVID-19 Information Dashboard which provides up-to-date case information. It’s available at www.gov.ie/dashboard

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