Thursday, March 26, 2020

 

THERE are now 22 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Waterford, an increase of 7 from yesterday’s figure.

Elsewhere in the South East there are 19 in Kilkenny, 8 in Wexford and 27 in Tipperary.

The total number of confirmed Irish cases is now 1,819 and a total of 19 people have died.

There were 255 new confirmed cases documented today.

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday 24th March (1,383 cases), reveals:

·        55% are male and 45% are female, with 66 clusters involving 295 cases

·        The median age of confirmed cases is 46 years

·        340 cases (25%) have been hospitalised

·        Of those hospitalised, 47 cases have been admitted to ICU

·        321 cases (23%) are associated with healthcare workers

·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 774, (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 154 cases (11%)

·        Of those for whom transmission status is known; community transmission accounts for 51%, close contact accounts for 22%, travel abroad accounts for 27%

 

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