9 deaths and 37 new cases of Coronavirus

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified that 9 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died – bringing the total deaths to 1,615.

37 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.

There have now been 24,735 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

As of Sunday May 24 there were 663 cases in County Wicklow.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday 24 May (24,629 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,233 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 395 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 7,852 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,894 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,440 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,395 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 59%, close contact accounts for 38%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

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