Jack Quann
Jack Quann

17.46 7 Apr 2020


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There have been 36 more coronavirus deaths in Ireland, new figures show.

Some 27 of these deaths are in the east, six are in the north and three in the south of the country.

The patients included 17 women and 19 men.

Some 24 of them were reported as having underlying health conditions.

The median age of the patients who died is 81.

A further 345 new cases were also confirmed here on Tuesday.

It brings the death toll here to 210, while the number of confirmed cases stands at 5,709.

Of the deaths so far, 154 (73%) have taken place in a hospital setting.

Some 22 of these were in ICU, while 162 were reported as having an underlying health condition.

In terms of the gender breakdown, 133 men and 77 women have died.

An analysis of cases up to midnight on Sunday show:

  • 1,345 people were hospitalised
  • 194 have been admitted to ICU
  • There were 270 clusters, accounting for 1,103 of those cases
  • 25% of them related to healthcare workers
  • The median age of those cases was 48

And a total of 42,484 tests have been carried out here.

Meanwhile another 786 patients have died in the UK after contracting the coronavirus - including three in Northern Ireland.

This brings Britain's total number of virus-related deaths to 6,159.

It comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care from the coronavirus.

Downing Street says he has required "standard oxygen treatment", but not a ventilator.

The country's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is deputising for some duties.

Meanwhile British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove is also self-isolating, after a member of his family developed coronavirus symptoms.

World leaders, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, have sent well wishes to Mr Johnson for a quick recovery.


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