Saturday, May 30, 2020

One additional case of Covid-19 was reported in Roscommon on Saturday evening, bringing the total number up to 321 since the outbreak of the virus earlier this year. This means that there have been just two new cases reported in the last five days in total, which is a reflection of the national numbers.

In Ireland as a whole there were 59 new cases and nine deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre in the 24 hours up to midnight last night. This represents a significant increase on the six deaths and 39 new cases that were reported yesterday, but still reflect an overall downward trend as the country remains in the first phase of opening up.

Roscommon remains the ninth lowest county for cases of coronavirus. Only Leitrim (83), Sligo (129), Waterford (152), Carlow (158), Wexford (216), Laois (258), Longford (281), Kerry (308) have less cases. Clare, the tenth lowest county, has 323 cases.

Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (571), Galway (476), Westmeath (667) and Offaly (478).

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 28th.

The total number of cases is now 24,929, with a death toll of 1,651.

This evening’s data from the HPSC reveals that of midnight, Thursday, May 28th (24,870) cases):

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

*The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years

*3,279 cases (13 per cent) have been hospitalised

*Of those hospitalised, 408 cases have been admitted to ICU

*7,955 cases are associated with healthcare workers

*Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,031 (48 per cent of all cases), followed by Cork with 1,472 (6 per cent) and Kildare with 1,416 (6 per cent).

*Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission for 40 per cent, close contact accounts for 58 per cent and travel abroad accounts for 2 per cent.

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