Jack Quann
Jack Quann

17.54 3 Jun 2020


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Three more people have died from COVID-19, according to the latest information from the Department of Health.

This brings the death toll from the virus to 1,659.

There have also been 47 further cases, bringing the total number of cases here to 25,111.

Data of all cases, as of midnight on Monday, reveals:

  • 57% are women and 43% are men
  • 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 now accounts for 39%, close contact is 59% and travel abroad makes up just 2%.

Two deaths and two cases have also been denotified.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said: "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 Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: "The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet again Thursday June 4th to continue its review of Ireland’s response to COVID-19.

"NPHET will proceed to submit recommendations to the Minister for Health."

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."

Main image: Deputy chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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