Number Of Coronavirus Cases In The Midlands Revealed

74 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 74 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as at midday 18 March. 

The cases are made up of 29 women and 45 men.

There have been 2 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Ireland and there are now 366 confirmed cases.

Seven people in Westmeath have been diagnosed with the illness. 

Laois is one of three counties without any cases. 

There are less than 5 cases in Offaly. 

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

The National Public Health Emergency Team has made available an analysis of the 271 cases notified as at midnight Monday, 16 March, 2020. 

Of the 271 cases notified 40% are male and 59% female, with 23 clusters. 

To date 42% cases are travel related, 22% associated with community transmission, 17% are as a result of local transmission and 20% remain under investigation. 
·        Two thirds of cases are younger than 55 years, with almost one in four cases aged 35 – 44 years. 
·        One in five cases are healthcare workers with 37% of these cases associated with travel. 
·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 129, followed by Cork (48) and Limerick (14). 

Coronavirus: National News

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, said: “Again, today we are seeing another increase in case numbers. The importance of social distancing cannot be underestimated. Everyone must play their role. We need to continue maximising our efforts to interrupt new transmission chains and keep clusters under control. Reduce your social contacts to those in your closest family network. Practice social distancing. Stop shaking hands and hugging when you say hello.” 

   

% of Total

Total number cases

271

 
Total number hospitalised

84

31%

Total number admitted to ICU

6

2%

Total number deaths

2

0.7%

Case fatality rate

0.7%

 
Total number healthcare workers

59

22%

Number clusters notified

23

 
Source: HPSC  16/3/20    

 

Age Group    
<1

1

0%

1 – 4

0

0%

5 - 14

4

1%

15 - 24

28

10%

25 - 34

48

18%

35 - 44

62

23%

45 - 54

40

15%

55 - 64

46

17%

65+

42

15%

Total

271

 
     
Transmission Classification    
Community transmission

60

22%

Contact with a confirmed case

45

17%

Travel abroad

113

42%

Under investigation

53

20%

Total

271

 

 




Healthcare Workers
   
Travel related

22

37%

No foreign travel

36

61%

Under investigation

1

2%

Total

59

 

 

Counties

No. Cases

Carlow

< = 5

Cavan

< = 5

Clare

< = 5

Donegal

< = 5

Kildare

< = 5

Kilkenny

< = 5

Longford

< = 5

Louth

< = 5

Mayo

< = 5

Meath

< = 5

Offaly

< = 5

Roscommon

< = 5

Sligo

< = 5

Tipperary

< = 5

Wexford

< = 5

Kerry

6

Waterford

7

Westmeath

7

Wicklow

9

Galway

12

Limerick

14

Cork

48

Dublin

129

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