Saturday, May 23, 2020

There has been a further increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Roscommon

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Roscommon has again risen very slightly as two further cases were reported in the county on Saturday evening.

Roscommon’s number of cases now stands at 314, 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 (149), Carlow (151), Wexford (217), Laois (256), Longford (280), Kerry (308) have less cases. Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (564), Galway (455), Westmeath (661) and Offaly (475).

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 21st.

As of Saturday, May 23rd at 11 a.m., a further 13 people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, with a further 76 cases confirmed, which represents a return to the downward trend that was interrupted by yesterday’s spike of 115 cases.

The total number of cases is now 24,582, with a death toll of 1,604. Validation of data at the HSPC has resulted in the denotification of one death, and these figures include that.

Meanwhile, the number of patients with Covid-19 in hospitals continues to fall. Recent figures show that by yesterday, 298 patients with coronavirus were admitted to 29 hospitals across the state.

This evening’s data from the HPSC reveals that of midnight, Thursday, May 21st (24,451 cases):

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

*the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years

*3,211 cases (13 per cent) have been hospitalised

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

*7,813 cases are associated with healthcare workers

*Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,830 (48 per cent of all cases), followed by Cork with 1,420 (6 per cent) and Kildare with 1,387 (6 per cent).

*Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission for 60 per cent, close contact accounts for 38 per cent and travel abroad accounts for 2 per cent.

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