CONFIRMED: 10 deaths recorded in Ireland in past 24 Hours and 255 new cases

The Department of Health have confirmed that 10 more individuals have lost their lives due to Coronvirus.

This brings the total deaths recorded in Ireland to 19. The median age of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 who have died is 79 years; 68% are male and 32% are female.

There has also been an additional 255 new cases of the virus confirmed in the Republic of Ireland. These new cases bring the total number of cases in the Republic of Ireland to 1,819.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday 24 March (1,383 cases):

  • 55% are male and 45% are female, with 66 clusters involving 295 cases
  • The median age of confirmed cases is 46 years
  • 340 cases (25%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 47 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 321 cases (23%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 774, (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 154 cases (11%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known; community transmission accounts for 51%, close contact accounts for 22%, travel abroad accounts for 27%

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