Sunday, May 31, 2020

As of midnight on Saturday, May 30, there has been no change in the number of positive Covid-19 cases in Waterford, with the total number in the city and county remaining at 152.

Elsewhere in the South East, there are 337 cases in Kilkenny (no change), 216 in Wexford (no change), 527 in Tipperary (no change) and 158 in Carlow (no change).

Nationally, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) was informed today that a total of two people with Covid-19 have died, bringing to 1,652 the number of recorded Covid-19 deaths in the State.

As of midnight on Saturday, May 30, the HPSC has been notified of 66 confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the national total of positive cases to 24,990.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Friday 29 May (24,924 cases), reveals:

·        57% are female and 43% are male
·        The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
·        3,283 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
·        Of those hospitalised, 408 cases have been admitted to ICU
·        7,963 cases are associated with healthcare workers
·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,042 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,477 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,416 cases (6%)
·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%

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