Friday, May 22, 2020

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan confirmed another small rise in Roscommon Covid-19 cases.


A further two cases of Covid-19 have been reported in County Roscommon on Friday evening.

Roscommon’s number of cases now stands at 312, which represents 1.3 per cent of the country’s total.

Roscommon remains the ninth lowest county for cases of coronavirus. Only Leitrim (82), Sligo (129), Waterford (148), Carlow (151), Wexford (217), Laois (256), Longford (280), Kerry (308) have less cases.

Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (560), Galway (451), Westmeath (661) and Offaly (473).

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 Wednesday, May 20th.

As of Friday, May 22nd at 11 a.m., a further 11 people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, with a further 115 cases confirmed here — the first time the number of cases has exceeded 100 in a number of days.

The total number of cases is now 24,506, with a death toll of 1,592. There were two de-notifications of deaths in the last 24 hours.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan revealed this evening that underlying conditions found among patients with Covid-19 include heart disease (2,445 cases) and diabetes (1,077 cases).

He added that it was too early to say whether the easing of restrictions on Monday was the reason for today’s rise (39) in additional cases, noting that the vast majority of people were still complying with public health advice.

This evening’s data from the HPSC reveals that of midnight, Wednesday, May 20th (24,351 cases):

*57 per cent are female and 43 per cent are male.

*the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years

*3,194 cases (13 per cent) have been hospitalised

*Of those hospitalised, 393 cases have been admitted to ICU

*7,791 cases are associated with healthcare workers

*Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,794 (48 per cent of all cases), followed by Cork with 1,398 (6 per cent) and Kildare with 1,383 (6 per cent).

*Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission for 60 per cent, close contact accounts for 37 per cent and travel abroad accounts for 3 per cent.

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