Covid-19 latest: One death; eight new cases confirmed

Covid-19 latest: One death; eight new cases confirmed
A medical worker holds swabs and test tube to test people for COVID-19. Photo: Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post via AP

The Department of Health has announced that a further one person who had been diagnosed with Covid-19 here has died, bringing the overall number of deaths linked to the virus here to 1,706.

The Department has also announced an additional eight cases of the virus, bringing the overall number of cases here to 25,303.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight on June 12 when 25,295 cases were confirmed, reveals that 57% of cases are female and 43% are male and the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years.

A total of 3,279 cases have been hospitalised and of those hospitalised, 416 cases have been admitted to ICU.

8,130 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Cork has the second highest number of cases with 1,533, 6% of all cases, followed by Kildare with 1,432 cases.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,210, 48% of all cases.

Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission accounts for 37%, close contact accounts for 60%, travel abroad accounts for 2%.

Latest data from the HSE also shows that 74 people were in hospital last night with confirmed cases of Covid-19 and a total 128 suspected cases were hospitalised.

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