Wednesday, April 01, 2020

THERE are currently 37 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Waterford, as of March 30 – an increase of 4 on yesterday’s figure.

Elsewhere in the south east there are 15 cases in Wexford, 37 in Kilkenny, 85 in Tipperary and less than five in Carlow.

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 20th March (2,990 cases), reveals:

·        48% are male and 50% are female, with 134 clusters involving 563 cases

·        Median age of confirmed cases is 48 years

·        834 cases (28%) have been hospitalised

·        Of those hospitalised, 126 cases have been admitted to ICU

·        752 cases (25%) are associated with healthcare workers

·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 1,645 (55% of all cases) followed by Cork with 255 cases (8%)

·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 21%, travel abroad accounts for 18%


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