Latest : Sunday's national update on the Covid-19 pandemic

National Public Health Emergency Team update

Conor Ganly

Reporter:

Conor Ganly

Latest : Sunday's national update on the Covid-19 pandemic

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland has fallen again and while the virus infection incidence remains steady, hundreds of people continue to test positive.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 19 people with COVID-19 have died.

This brings to 1,303 the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11am Sunday, May 3 the HPSC has been notified of 330 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 21,506 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The Department of Health says 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, Friday 1st May (21,064 cases), reveals:

·        58% are female and 42% are male

·        the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years

·        2,825 cases (13%) have been hospitalised

·        Of those hospitalised, 363 cases have been admitted to ICU

·        6,068 cases are associated with healthcare workers

·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,406 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,242 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,164 cases (6%)

·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 34%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

The figure of 1,303 includes two deaths that have been newly denotified as being Covid-19 related.