Tony Holohan - Chief Medical Officer

11 More Covid Deaths Announced Along With 115 New Cases

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There have been a further 11 Covid-19 related deaths reported today. Officials announced that it brings the total number of deaths from the disease to 1,592.

It was also announced that there have been 115 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, bringing the total number of cases here to 24,506.

52% are female and 43% are male

The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years

3,194 cases (13%) have been hospitalised

Of those hospitalised, 393 cases have been admitted to ICU

7,791 cases are associated with healthcare workers

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,794 (48% of all cases), followed by Cork with

1,398 cases (6%), and Kildare with 1,383 cases (6%)

Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 37% and travel abroad accounts for 3% that those aged over 65 make up 90% of Covid-19 related deaths.

The CSO published a detailed breakdown of Covid-19 deaths and cases in Ireland on Friday. It found almost 92% of Covid-19 deaths were among the over 65s up to May 15.

This older age group also accounted for more than 26% of all confirmed cases of the virus.