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COVID-19: 43 More Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:41 30 Apr 2020


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There have been 43 more deaths related to COVID-19 in Ireland.

The latest figures show 359 new cases of the virus were also confirmed here.

It puts the death toll at 1,232 and the number of confirmed cases at 20,612.

Data from the HPSC, as of midnight on Tuesday, reveals:

  • 58% are women and 42% are men
  • The median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 2,706 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 360 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 5,684 cases are associated with healthcare workers

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 9,967 (50% of all cases) 0 followed by Kildare with 1,193 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,146 cases (6%).

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: “The latest report of COVID-19 cases in healthcare workers reveals that 34% of cases relate to nurses, healthcare assistants amount to 24% and cases among doctors is at 7%.

"Since the pandemic began in Ireland 72 nurses, 40 healthcare assistants, 22 doctors and 45 other allied healthcare workers have been hospitalised with COVID-19."

It comes as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar earlier said any easing of restrictions would be done in a "stepwise, tiered manner."

He said further details would be revealed tomorrow, but played down any major changes.

He told the Dáil: "People have a right to know when things will start going back to normal.

"I can inform the Dáil that a plan is being developed to ease the lock down, a roadmap to re-open Ireland.

"A roadmap to what will be a new normal.

"Unfortunately, for those who would like an immediate return to a pre-COVID world, the easement of the current restrictions will be slow and gradual and will be done in a stepwise, tiered manner.

"It will require a continuous effort to suppress and control this virus.

"Therefore, the lifting of restrictions will not necessarily mirror the manner in which they were escalated."

He said a phased plan will see measures easing every two to four weeks.


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