Confirmed Covid-19 cases tops 10,000 in Ireland; 31 more confirmed deaths from the virus

Confirmed Covid-19 cases tops 10,000 in Ireland; 31 more confirmed deaths from the virus
Covid-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus), Ireland. Department of Health Covid-19 briefing. Pictured is Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health at the nightly statement from the National Public Health Emergency team, in the Department of Health, Dublin. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/ RollingNews.ie

Thirty-one more people are confirmed to have died, as the number of total confirmed cases of Covid-19 has topped 10,000 in Ireland.

Of the 31 newly confirmed deaths, 26 were located in the east, three were in the north west, while there were one each in the west and the south.

The median age of Monday’s reported deaths is 82, with 25 of those who passed away reported as having underlying medical conditions.

There have now been 365 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. According to data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 215 of those who died were male, while 150 were female.

247 of the cases were admitted to hospital, with 37 admitted to ICU. The median age of those who died is 82 As of Monday morning, 527 new cases of Covid-19 were reported by Irish labs, with a further 465 from German labs.

With the latest German figures included, there are now a total of 10,647 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Meanwhile, as of midnight, Saturday, 11 April which relates to 9,484 cases, and including German results received to that date, reveals that Dublin has the highest number of cases at 5,006 followed by Cork with 730 cases.

20% of cases have been hospitalised, and of those 268 cases have been admitted to ICU.

The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years, with 2,489 cases associated with healthcare workers.

Research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health shows that the percentage of the population who feel we are experiencing the worst of the pandemic right now has risen strongly from 11% on 16 March to 37%, though 55% feel the worst is still ahead of us.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today marks a milestone in Ireland’s experience of COVID-19 as we see the number of confirmed cases exceed 10,000.

“The number of community cases of COVID-19 shows why we continue to need the public health measures that we currently have in place. I understand that the current restrictions are tough, especially during a bank holiday weekend when in normal circumstances most of us would have met up with family and friends but I ask that the public continue to work with us and follow the guidelines that are in place.

“The next three weeks will prove crucial to Ireland’s COVID-19 story and by working together we give ourselves the best chance to slow the spread and save lives.”


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