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Covid-19 Saturday: 9 dead, 24 new cases

June 6th, 2020 6:18 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

'We know how this virus spreads, we know the public health behaviours required to protect ourselves and others, we must continue to be aware of the disease and limit its spread.' (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 9 people with Covid-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,678* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday 5 June the HPSC has been notified of 24 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 25,183** confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 4 June (25,159 cases), reveals:

·        57% are female and 43% are male
·        the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
·        3,319 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
·        Of those hospitalised, 410 cases have been admitted to ICU
·        8,059 cases are associated with healthcare workers
·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,127 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,528 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,423 cases (6%)
·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 59%, travel abroad accounts for 2%

The Department of Health’s  Covid-19 Information Dashboard (click here) provides the latest case information.

 

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*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 1,678 deaths reflects this.

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 25,183 confirmed cases reflects this.

 

 

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