Covid-19 latest: More than 100 new confirmed cases; 24 more deaths 

Covid-19 latest: More than 100 new confirmed cases; 24 more deaths 
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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.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday May 10 (23,089 cases), reveals:

· 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.

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