Saturday, June 06, 2020

There have been no further cases of Covid-19 reported in County Roscommon on Saturday evening, the third day out of six this week where this has been the case.

This means that the county’s total remains on 337. All across the province there was just one new case, recorded in Leitrim, while Sligo’s total number of cases was revised down to 128, from 129 yesterday.

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, June 4th.

Roscommon remains the ninth lowest county for cases of coronavirus. Leitrim (84), Sligo (128), Waterford (154), Carlow (168), Wexford (214), Laois (261), Longford (284) and Kerry (308) have less cases. Kilkenny, the tenth lowest county, has 340 cases.

Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (570), Galway (481), Westmeath (671) and Offaly (479).

As of midnight, Friday, June 5th, a further nine people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland, with a further 24 cases confirmed here. 13 of those additional 24 cases are associated with people working in the healthcare sector.

The total number of cases is now 25,183, with a death toll of 1,678.

This evening’s data from the HPSC reveals that of midnight, Thursday, June 4th (25,159) cases):

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

*the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years.

*3,319 cases (13 per cent) have been hospitalised.

*Of those hospitalised, 410 cases have been admitted to ICU.

*8,059 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

*Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,127 (48 per cent of all cases), followed by Cork with 1,528 (6 per cent) and Kildare with 1,423 (6 per cent).

*Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission for 39 per cent, close contact accounts for 59 per cent and travel abroad accounts for 2 per cent.


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