Eleven more people diagnosed with Covid-19 have sadly died in the Republic of Ireland, it was confirmed this evening.
This compares with a death toll of 16 for the previous 24 hour period.
Meanwhile, a further 64 people have been tested as positive for the disease, up from yesterday's figure of 51.
The death toll now in the State from coronavirus now stands at 1,571 while the number of confirmed cases is now 24,315.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “To date, 87% of confirmed cases diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered. This is very positive news but should not deflect from the impact this disease has had on individuals and families. In addition, it does not change the risk for any one individual who is diagnosed with the disease today, or in the future.
“Public health advice is there to provide everyone with the best protection possible. Please follow it and continue to protect yourself and each other.”
Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 18 May (24,204 cases), reveals:
· 57% are female and 43% are male
· the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
· 3,164 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
· Of those hospitalised, 393 cases have been admitted to ICU
· 7,708 cases are associated with healthcare workers
· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,733 (49% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,379 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,376 cases (6%)
· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 37%, travel abroad accounts for 3%
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