Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, asked people not to be concerned at the significant rise in Covid-19 cases this evening, as he explained that while there were 46 new cases notified, 22 of those should have been recorded as part of the figures for Thursday (12) and Friday (10).
“Today’s increase in notifications of COVID-19 is not an increase in the daily incidence of the disease. When the cases are analysed according to the date the samples were taken, it shows that they were spread out over a number of days. All the indicators of the disease are stable or reducing. We will continue to closely monitor these every day” he said this evening.
None of the new cases were recorded in County Roscommon where the total number of cases remains at 341, while there were five deaths in the Republic of Ireland as a result of the virus.
Roscommon remains the ninth lowest county for cases of coronavirus. Leitrim (84), Sligo (128), Waterford (154), Carlow (168), Wexford (216), Laois (264), Longford (285) and Kerry (308) have less cases. Kilkenny, the tenth lowest county, has 346 cases. Out of all of these counties, on Laois had additional cases in today’s report.
Cases in neighbouring counties are as follows: Mayo (570), Galway (485), Westmeath (670) and Offaly (481).
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 11th.
The total number of cases is now 25,295, with a death toll of 1,705.
This evening’s data from the HPSC reveals that of midnight, Thursday, June 11th (25,249) cases):
*57 per cent are female and 43 per cent are male.
*the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years.
*3,276 cases (13 per cent) have been hospitalised.
*Of those hospitalised, 416 cases have been admitted to ICU.
*8,123 cases are associated with healthcare workers.
*Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,179 (48 per cent of all cases), followed by Cork with 1,533 (6 per cent) and Kildare with 1,426 (6 per cent).
*Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission for 38 per cent, close contact accounts for 60 per cent and travel abroad accounts for 2 per cent.