The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 24 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,488* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of 11am today, the HPSC has been notified of 107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 23,242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
· 57% are female and 42% are male
· the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
· 3,031 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
· Of those hospitalised, 386 cases have been admitted to ICU
· 6,906 cases are associated with healthcare workers
· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,235 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,337 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,234 cases (5%)
· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 61%, close contact accounts for 36%, travel abroad accounts for 3%
As of midnight Monday 11th May, 258,808 tests have been carried out.
Over the past week, 44,047 tests were carried out and of these 1,466 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 3.3%.
The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Tuesday 12 May) to continue its ongoing review of Ireland’s response to COVID-19.