COVID-19 latest: 5 per cent of cases reported from Cork

COVID-19 latest: 5 per cent of cases reported from Cork

Just over 5 per cent of all cases of COVID-19 in Ireland have been reported from Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

Just over 5 per cent of all cases of COVID-19 in Ireland have been reported from Cork.

The latest report from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows 1,207 cases (5.3 per cent) of COVID-19 had been reported from Cork up to Friday, May 8th- an increase of 43 cases on the previous Friday (May 1st).

Nationally, 22,671 cases of COVID-19 had been reported up to May 8th, with the vast majority of these cases reported in Dublin (11,068 cases).

The report shows Cavan has the highest cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 in the country at 987.2 per 100,000 population.

Cork has the seventh lowest cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 at 222.3.

The HPSC report also provides a regional breakdown of clusters or outbreaks of COVID-19 reported around the country.

Of 750 clusters or outbreaks of the diseases reported nationally, 136 of these have been reported in the HSE South which comprises Cork and Kerry, an increase of nine on the previous week.

Almost half of these were reported in private houses, 19 were in residential institutions, 12 in hospitals, nine in nursing homes, eight in community hospitals/long stay units and seven in workplaces.

Two relate to hotels, one is in a public house, one is a community outbreak and the remainder relate to travel, extended families, ‘other’ areas, or are not specified.

Meanwhile, latest data from the HSE shows that last night (Sunday, May 10th) 21 people with COVID-19 were receiving care at hospitals in Cork.

Seven people with confirmed COVID-19 and seven people with suspected COVID-19 were receiving care at Cork University Hospital (CUH) while seven people with suspected COVID-19 were being treated at the Mercy.

Nationally, 90 people were receiving care at critical care units yesterday with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 - 57 of these patients were ventilated.

In Cork, six people were receiving round the clock care at the critical care units across CUH, the Bon Secours and the Mercy hospital for confirmed or suspected COVID-19.

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