Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health Dr. Tony Holohan

A dozen new cases of coronavirus were confirmed by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) on Monday, bringing Co Roscommon’s total to 247. The county’s figures now represent 1.1 per cent of Ireland’s confirmed cases.

Roscommon has seen its cases of Covid-19 soar over the last week, but it remains sixth-lowest in Ireland in terms of confirmed case numbers, ahead of Carlow (141), Leitrim (74), Sligo (123), Waterford (143) and Wexford (202).

Looking at bordering counties, Mayo has 522, Westmeath has 643, Longford has 267, Offaly has 351 and Galway has 392. These county breakdowns have a two-day delay, so they relate to figures recorded up to Saturday May 9.

The HPSC has today been informed that a total of 15 people with coronavirus have died. There has now been a total of 1,467 Covid-19 related deaths in the country.

As of 11 am on Monday, May 11, the HPSC has been notified of 139 new cases of the virus. Ireland now has 23,135 cases confirmed.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Saturday 9 May (22,894 cases), reveals:

  • 57 per cent are female and 43 per cent are male.
  • The median age of confirmed cases is 49 years.
  • 2,998 cases (13 per cent) have been hospitalised.
  • Of those hospitalised, 383 cases have been admitted to ICU.
  • 6,834 cases are associated with healthcare workers.
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,175 (49 per cent of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,331 cases (six per cent) and then Cork with 1,232 cases (five per cent).
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61 per cent, close contact accounts for 36 per cent, travel abroad accounts for three per cent.

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