Covid-19 latest: Three deaths; 14 more cases confirmed

Covid-19 latest: Three deaths; 14 more cases confirmed
A paramedic holds a test tube containing a blood sample at a coronavirus antibody testing program. Photo: Simon Dawson/PA Wire

The Department of Health has confirmed that three more people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic.

There have now been a total of 1,709 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has also been informed of 14 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 25,334.

As of midnight Sunday, June 14 when 25,320 cases were confirmed, data revealed that 57% of cases are female and 43% are male and the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years.

A total of 3,282 cases have been hospitalised and of those hospitalised, 418 cases have been admitted to ICU.

8,139 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Cork has the second highest number of cases, with 1,533 cases and Kildare has the third highest with 1,434 cases.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,228, 48% of all cases.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said: “As of midnight Monday 14 June, 386,572 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 18,758 were carried out. 146 tests were positive, giving a positivity rate of 0.8%.”

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