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11 deaths and 64 new cases of Coronavirus

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified that 11 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died – bringing the total deaths to 1,571.

64 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.

There have now been 24,315 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 18 May (24,204 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,164 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 393 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 7,708 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,733 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,379 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,376 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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