Ireland Coronavirus: Health bosses confirm baby under one year old is Ireland's youngest COVID-19 case

07:50  19 march  2020
07:50  19 march  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Health officials confirmed that an infant under the age of one was among the 74 new COVID-19 cases listed in this evening's update.

The case is the only one in the Republic of Ireland under the age of five.

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There are now 434 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland, with 366 in the south.

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Among Public Health's breakdown by location and transmission, the case of the infant makes up less than 1% of the overall number with the virus in Ireland.

And the National Public Health Emergency Team tonight also gave an analysis of 271 cases notified as of midnight on Monday, 16 March 2020.

The breakdown shows cases by age, county and much more.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre announced tonight that it's been "informed of 74 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as at midday 18 March".

The cases are made up of 29 females and 45 males.

Coronavirus stats in the Republic of Ireland

The statement added: "There have been two deaths associated with COVID-19 in Ireland. There are now 366 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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"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.

Total number cases271
Total number hospitalised8431%
Total number admitted to ICU62%
Total number deaths20.7%
Case fatality rate0.7%
Total number healthcare workers5922%
Number clusters notified23
Source: HPSC  16/3/20
Age Group
1 – 400%
5 - 1441%
15 - 242810%
25 - 344818%
35 - 446223%
45 - 544015%
55 - 644617%
Transmission Classification
Community transmission6022%
Contact with a confirmed case4517%
Travel abroad11342%
Under investigation5320%
Healthcare Workers
Travel related2237%
No foreign travel3661%
Under investigation12%
CountiesNo. 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

Anyone who may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19, is advised to contact HSE Live via 1850 24 1850 or on the HSE website here

If you are unwell with a cough, especially with respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever) you should isolate yourself immediately and phone your GP.

If you have a COVID-19 related travel query, you can call the dedicated advice centre on (01)613 1733.

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