15 deaths and 139 news cases of Coronavirus

The Department of Health have announced a further 15 people have died from the Coronvirus.

The total of deaths in Ireland now stands at 1,467.

139 additional cases of COVID-19 have also been confirmed.

There are now 23,135 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

As of the 9th of May there were 646 confirmed cases in County Wicklow.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Saturday 9 May (22,894 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 2,998 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 383 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 6,834 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,175 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,331 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,232 cases (5%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61%, close contact accounts for 36%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:”As we approach May 18, the next date highlighted in the government’s roadmap, we continue to monitor key parameters associated with COVID-19. These include the number of new cases, numbers admitted to hospital and currently in ICU and the number of deaths.”While 43% of the population believe the worst of this pandemic is behind us, the virus is still circulating, the risk is still there in our communities. The health service will continue to prepare and respond to the virus, the public are asked to stay the course and keep up the progress we have made.”

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