Coronavirus: 52 further deaths and 377 new cases

By William O'Connor

52 people with COVID-19 have died, of which 42 were laboratory confirmed and 377 new cases have been confirmed today by The Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

There have now been a total of 1,063 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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As of 1pm Saturday, April 25, the HPSC has been notified of 377 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 18,561 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, Thursday, April 23 (17,420 cases), reveals:

57% are female and 43% are male;

the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years;

2,536 cases (14%) have been hospitalised;

Of those hospitalised, 344 cases have been admitted to ICU

4,847 cases are associated with healthcare workers;

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 9,010 (50% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,103 cases (6%);

Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 48%, close contact accounts for 48%, travel abroad accounts for 4%.

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