Tuesday, June 30, 2020

There has been no change in the number of Covid-19 cases in Roscommon, figures released from the Department of Health have revealed this evening.

There has been no change in the number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Roscommon, the latest figures released from the Department of Health have revealed this evening. Roscommon continues to have the ninth-lowest number of Covid-19 cases in the twenty-six counties.

As of figures measured at midnight on Sunday, June 28th, Roscommon’s case numbers remains unchanged with 345 cases or 1.4% of all reported cases ahead of Kerry with 310 cases, Longford with 286 or 1.1% of all cases and Laois with 265 or 1% of all cases.

Wexford has 217 cases of Covid-19 with Carlow and Waterford recording 175 and 157 cases respectively, representing 0.7% and 0.6% of all reported cases, representing no change on yesterday’s recorded figures.

Interestingly, figures for county Sligo are at 138 cases or 0.5% of all cases with Leitrim having the lowest caseload of all counties. However, there has been one new case reported in the county with 79 or 0.3% of all cases.

Of other neighbouring counties, Westmeath has 672 or 2.6% of all reported cases; Mayo has 572, or 2.3% of all reported cases, an increase of one new case, Galway has 485 or 1.9% of all cases, Offaly has 483 cases and is also similar to Galway with 1.9% of all reported cases.

There was one new death from coronavirus announced by the Department of Health this evening (Tuesday) in contrast with no recorded deaths yesterday (Monday). There are now a total of 1,736 people who have died from the virus in the twenty-six counties.

There has also been an additional 11 new cases recorded, the Department of Health has confirmed. Today’s new cases mean there are now a total of 25,473 cases of the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

In Northern Ireland, no deaths were recorded during the past 24 hours. The official death toll remains at 551. However, three new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed, taking the total number of cases identified to 5,760.


Also the Department of Health in Northern Ireland has reported a fourth consecutive day without coronavirus patients in ICU.


The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in hospital intensive care units is now 24, and continues to reduce. There are also six suspected cases in ICU beds awaiting test results.


There are now 71 confirmed Covid-19 patients and 170 suspected cases in hospitals around the country. Overall, there are 116 ICU beds available in hospitals for patients. Hospitals also have 618 vacant general beds.


Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said today marked six months since the WHO first received reports of what we now know to be COVID-19. Since then, there have been 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths reported worldwide.


“We know more about this virus and how to limit its spread than we did 6 months ago. It is very important that we keep up the national effort to reduce the impact of this disease in our country.”


Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, says each person should risk assess their own environment to inform their personal decisions and actions during this pandemic.

“We know how this virus spreads, we know the public health behaviours required to protect ourselves and others, we must continue to be aware of the disease and limit its spread.”


As of midnight Monday 29 June, 429,698 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 24,607 tests were carried out. 116 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.5%. Today’s data released from the HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday June 28th reveals that of all cases, 57.2% are female and 41.2%  with 0.1% of cases unknown.


The median age of confirmed cases remains unchanged at 48 years. 3,295 of all cases have been hospitalised. Of those hospitalised, 434 cases have been admitted to ICU with 8,208 cases are associated with healthcare workers.


Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,2245 (or 48.1% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,536 cases (or 6%) followed by Kildare with 1,481 cases (5.8% of total cases). Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 37%, close contact accounts for 60%, travel abroad accounts for 2%.



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