24 deaths and 107 new cases of Coronavirus

The Department of Health have announced a further 24 people have died from the Coronvirus.

The total of deaths in Ireland now stands at 1,488.

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

There are now 23,242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

As of the 10th of May there were 649 cases in County Wicklow.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday 10 May (23,089 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 42% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 3,031 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 386 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 6,906 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,235 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,337 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,234 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%

As of midnight Monday 11 May, 258,808 tests have been carried out.

Over the past week, 44,047 tests were carried out and of these 1,466 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 3.3%.

The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Tuesday 12 May) to continue its ongoing review of Ireland’s response to COVID-19.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:”We are continuing to examine the progress of the disease and though we are still making progress, which is giving us real encouragement, we need to keep going. We still have 70 people in ICU and over 500 people in hospital. We have more work to do.”

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