COVID-19 latest: 221 new cases reported, 34 more people have died

COVID-19 latest: 221 new cases reported, 34 more people have died

Thirty-four more people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Ireland, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths here to 1,265.Picture Denis Minihane.

Thirty-four more people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Ireland, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths here to 1,265.

This evening the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) confirmed in a statement that 221 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) up to 11am this morning.

A total of 20,833 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in Ireland.

NPHET said the HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Meanwhile, a breakdown of data up to midnight on Wednesday 29 April (20,510 cases) shows that by that date 2,768 cases (13%) had been hospitalised, with 387 people admitted to intensive care units.

Dublin had the highest number of cases at 10,170 (50% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,215 cases (6%) while in Cork , 1,154 cases (6%) had been reported.

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