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Coronavirus: One death and Ireland passes 25,000 cases

The Department of Health has been informed of the death of 1 Covid-19 patient today, along with 77 new confirmed cases in the coronavirus pandemic.

There have now been 1,650 deaths due to the coronavirus, with the validation of data by the HPSC resulting in the denotification of three deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases the Republic of Ireland passed 25,000 for the first time today, now standing at 25,062 cases.

In Galway there were two new confirmed cases reported today, with the total in the county now at 480 cases.

Of those infected by the coronavirus, 90% have now recovered, with more than 3,285 people requiring hospitalisation.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, commented “Covid-19 is a new disease, for which we have no vaccine and we have no cure.”

“As restrictions ease and we begin to resume social and economic life, we must do all we can to prevent a second wave.”

“It is vital that we continue to practice hand and cough hygiene and social distancing, with the additional hygiene measure of face coverings in appropriate settings.”

“It is important to give space to our vulnerable people when out and about,” Dr Holohan added.

He concluded by saying that, “We must continue to do all we can to interrupt the spread of this virus.”

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Saturday 30 May (24,985 cases), reveals:

  • 57% are female and 43% are male
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,286 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 408 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 7,968 cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,052 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,514 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,417 cases (6%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%
Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com

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