16 more deaths and 370 new cases – no increase reported for Tipperary

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16 more people have died from Covid19 in the Republic while 370 new cases have been confirmed.

It brings the death toll here to 174.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 5,364.


Meanwhile, it seems Tipperary’s confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been revised downwards.

Yesterday’s statement by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre had the county at 128 confirmed cases, making up 2.7% of the overall figure.

However, tonight’s breakdown of figures shows that there are 125 cases in the Premier County – making up 2.5%.

Those figures were collated at midnight on Saturday.

Here’s the latest statement:

Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – Monday 6 April

Published: 6 April 2020
From: Department of Health

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 16 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died:

  • 11 deaths located in the east, 4 in the north west, 1 in the west of the country
  • the patients included 6 females and 10 males
  • 4 patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
  • the median age of today’s reported deaths is 78

There have now been 174 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81. Of the 174 deaths, 114 were male and 60 were female.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 370 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Monday 6 April.

There are now 5,364 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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

Research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health, a nationally representative online survey of 1,270 adults conducted today, and which will be conducted twice weekly, reveals:

  • the percentage of people stockpiling has reduced from a peak of 43% in mid-March to 20% today
  • 86% of people believe that current government restrictions are “about right”
  • 67% are interacting with family and friends over the phone

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

“Our research shows overall level of worry remains high at 7 out of 10 but has not increased significantly since the middle of March, despite the introduction of more restrictive measures.”

Dr. Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer HSE, said:

“Our Healthcare system has been preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases but it is important to remind people that our hospitals continue to carry out all emergency and essential activity.”

Cases as on Saturday 4 April

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Saturday 4 April 2020 (4,916 cases), reveals:

  • 46% are male and 54% are female, with 260 clusters involving 989 cases
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
  • 1,265 cases (26%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 169 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 1,263 cases (26%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,692 (55% of all cases) followed by Cork with 362 cases (7%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 65%, close contact accounts for 23%, travel abroad accounts for 12%

You can see the latest data on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Dashboard.

ENDS

Hospital statistics

Total number of cases 4916
Total number hospitalised 1265
Total number admitted to ICU 169
Total number of deaths 167
Total number of healthcare workers 1263
Number clusters notified 260
Median age 49

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 4 April.

Gender of patients

Gender Number % of Total
Female 2633 53.6
Male 2235 45.5
Unknown 48 1
Total 4916

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 4 April.

Age range affected

Age Group Number % of Total
<1 11 0.2
1 – 4 13 0.3
5 – 14 36 0.7
15 – 24 287 5.8
25 – 34 820 16.7
35 – 44 902 18.3
45 – 54 907 18.4
55 – 64 697 14.2
65+ 1229 25
Unknown 14 0.3

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 4 April.

How COVID-19 is spreading

Community transmission 65%
Close contact with confirmed case 23%
Travel Abroad 12%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 4 April.

Note:

In the event that a person tests positive for COVID-19 and hasn’t been abroad or had contact with another confirmed case in Ireland, that’s known as community transmission.

In the event that a person who tests positive for COVID-19 can be linked to another confirmed case in Ireland, that’s known as local transmission.

Hospitalised cases by age group

Age range Number of cases Percentage of total
<5 3 0.2
5 – 14 7 0.6
15 – 24 35 2.8
25 – 34 93 7.4
35 – 44 111 8.8
45 – 54 188 14.9
55 – 64 191 15.1
65+ 635 50.2
Unknown 2 0.2

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 4 April.

Cases by county

Carlow 12 0.2%
Cavan 115 2.3%
Clare 60 1.2%
Cork 362 7.4%
Donegal 103 2.1%
Dublin 2692 54.8%
Galway 112 2.3%
Kerry 89 1.8%
Kildare 175 3.6%
Kilkenny 75 1.5%
Laois 25 0.5%
Leitrim 13 0.3%
Limerick 140 2.8%
Longford 21 0.4%
Louth 65 1.3%
Mayo 107 2.2%
Meath 141 2.9%
Monaghan 52 1.1%
Offaly 66 1.3%
Roscommon 18 0.4%
Sligo 28 0.6%
Tipperary 125 2.5%
Waterford 49 1%
Westmeath 107 2.2%
Wexford 21 0.4%
Wicklow 142 2.9%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 4 April.

≤ means ‘less than or equal to’.