Coronavirus: 19 Further Deaths...


Coronavirus: 19 Further Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:12 3 May 2020

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There have been 19 more coronavirus-related deaths in Ireland.

The latest figures show there have now been a total 1,303 COVID-19 related deaths here.

There have also been 330 new confirmed cases.

There is now a total of 21,506 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Data as of midnight on Friday reveals:

  • 58% are women and 42% are men
  • The median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 2,825 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 363 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 6,068 cases are associated with healthcare workers

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,406 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,242 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,164 cases (6%).

Of those for whom transmission status is known community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact is 34% and travel abroad accounts for 3%.

It comes amid a further fall in the number of people being treated with COVID-19 in Intensive Care Units (ICU).

The latest figure is 98 - only the second time it has been less than 100 in the last month.

On Friday that figure stood at 99, down from a high of 160 back in April.

Dublin's Mater, St James's and Tallaght Hospitals have the highest number of confirmed cases.

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