Jack Quann
Jack Quann

18.21 15 Jun 2020


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There have been no new deaths reported from COVID-19 in Ireland.

The latest figures show there have been 18 more confirmed cases here.

The total number of deaths from the virus remains at 1,706 with 25,321 cases.

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

  • 57% are women and 43% are men
  • The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,278 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 417 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 8,130 cases are associated with healthcare workers

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,213 (48% of all cases) - followed by Cork with 1,533 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,434 cases (6%).

Of those for whom transmission status is known community transmission accounts for 37%, close contact is 60% and travel abroad accounts for 2%.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: "An analysis of cases reported in the last 14 days tells us that the number of daily cases remains on a downward trend.

"This combined with hospitalisation and ICU trends indicates that the behaviours adopted by the general public continue to suppress the disease in the community."

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "Based on our research to date, almost 1.7 million people are now reporting wearing face coverings in public places.

"This is an increase of 6%, or almost 300,000 people, in a week and shows that the message is getting across."

Consultant psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead Dr Siobhán Ni Bhriain added: "If you go onto public transport, or into retail environments or any place where you can’t be sure a two metre physical distance from other people is possible, you should wear a face covering.

"Face coverings are also strongly advised when visiting vulnerable people."

Main image: Pictured (left to right) National Director of Opperations HSE Liam Woods , Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group Professor Philip Nolan , Chief Medical Officer Dept of Health Dr Tony Holohan and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dept of Health Dr Ronan Glynn speaking at a HSE media briefing at the Department of Health. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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