COVID 19 - Almost 100 cases confirmed in healthcare workers in HSE South

COVID 19 - Almost 100 cases confirmed in healthcare workers in HSE South
A sign asking people arriving at the HSE Covid-19 test centre at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork to remain in their vehicle in the test area.Picture Denis Minihane.

Almost 100 cases of COVID-19 have been reported amongst healthcare workers in the HSE South.

That is according to new data published today by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

The data relates to cases identified up until midnight on Sunday night.

It shows that 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in healthcare workers in the region, which includes Cork and Kerry.

Of these, 17 cases had foreign travel, 58 cases had ‘no foreign travel’ and this was not specified for 19 cases.

Nationally, 647 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among healthcare workers.

The new data shows that 15 clusters/outbreaks of COVID-19 have now been notified in the HSE South. 

Of these, five are travel-related, three are hospital-related, two relate to a private house, two relate to workplaces, while the remaining three relate to extended family, a hotel and a public house.

Nationally, 2,677 cases of COVID-19 were reported up to this date, including 238 cases in Cork, representing 8.9 per cent of cases.

The cumulative incidence rates per 100,000 population of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 43.8 per cent in Cork.

The median age of those affected is 47, although cases have been observed within the 0-96 year age range.

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