Coronavirus: 34 further deaths and 221 new cases

By William O'Connor

34 people with COVID-19 have died and 221 new cases have been confirmed today by the The Health Protection Surveillance Centre. 

There have now been a total of 1,265 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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As of 11am Friday, May 1, the HPSC has been notified of 221 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

There is now a total of 20,833 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, Wednesday 29 April (20,510 cases), reveals:

58% are female and 42% are male;

 the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years;

2,768 cases (13%) have been hospitalised;

Of those hospitalised, 367 cases have been admitted to ICU;

5,840 cases are associated with healthcare workers;

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,170 (50% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,215 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,154 cases (6%);

Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 33%, travel abroad accounts for 3%.

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