Three more deaths of people with Covid-19 have been reported to the Department of Health today, along with 47 more confirmed cases.
The death toll in the Republic of Ireland in this pandemic now stands at 1,659, while there have been a total of 25,111 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
There were no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported in Galway today, leaving the total in the county at 482 cases.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said that the NPHET will meet again on Thursday to review Ireland’s response to Covid-19, and submit and recommendations to the Minister for Health.
Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 1 June (25,064 cases), reveals:
- 57% are female and 43% are male
- the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
- 3,298 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
- of those hospitalised, 409 cases have been admitted to ICU
- 8,004 cases are associated with healthcare workers
- Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,093 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,517 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,419 cases (6%)
- of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 59%, travel abroad accounts for 2%
Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer added “Our recovery rate is now at 91%. This is positive news and confirms the expectation that most people who get COVID-19 will recover.
“However, it remains the case that this is an unpredictable virus, and the prognosis for any one individual diagnosed, regardless of their current health, remains uncertain.”
Dr. Siobhán Kennelly, HSE National Clinical Advisor added “It is our collective responsibility to continue to support vulnerable groups in our society.
“Vulnerable groups include older people and people with underlying health conditions of any age.
“Keep a two metre distance when outdoors, maintain respiratory etiquette and continue to wash hands regularly.”