Saturday, May 09, 2020

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Health officials have confirmed another six cases in Co Roscommon, bringing the county’s total to 234.

Roscommon is sixth-lowest in the Republic in terms of confirmed case numbers, ahead of Leitrim (66), Sligo (116), Carlow (136), Waterford (143) and Wexford (194).

Longford’s number of confirmed cases now stands at 570, Offaly has 349, Mayo has 522 and Westmeath has 640.

There is a two-day delay in the breakdown of county-by-county figures, meaning this evening’s announcement relates to all cases up to midnight on Thursday, May 7th.


A further 18 people with Covid-19 have died, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed. This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to 1,446.

Another 219 cases of the virus have been confirmed today, bringing Ireland’s total to 22,760.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 7 May (22,495 cases), reveals:

  • 57 per centare female and 43 per cent are male.
  • The median age of confirmed cases is 49 years.
  • 2,954 cases (13 per cent) have been hospitalised.
  • Of those hospitalised, 381 cases have been admitted to ICU.
  • 6,669 cases are associated with healthcare workers.
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,948 (49 per cent of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,317 cases (six per cent) and then Cork with 1,205 cases (five per cent).
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61 per cent, close contact accounts for 35 per cent, travel abroad accounts for three per cent.

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