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Ireland Coronavirus Ireland latest breakdown by gender, age, number of people in ICU as number of cases rises to 4,604

07:55  05 april  2020
07:55  05 april  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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A total of 331 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ireland bringing the total to 4,604.

Additionally 17 more people have died as the number of coronavirus-related deaths stands at 137.

15 of those who lost their lives to the disease were located in the east of the country.

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New figures bring number of coronavirus patients who have died in Republic to 137. The breakdown relates to the confirmed cases as of April 2nd. Where the source of transmission was The number of confirmed cases has increased by 331, the National Public Health Emergency Team

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Of them, 13 people were reported as having underlying health conditions.

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Health officials also revealed that the media age of today's reported deaths is 77.

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 2nd April 2020   (4,014 cases), reveals: 

  • 48% are male and 52% are female, with 206 clusters involving 838 cases
  • Median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 1,118 cases (28%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 158 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 1,084 cases (27%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,251 (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 304 cases (8%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 62%, close contact accounts for 24%, travel abroad accounts for 14%

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.

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Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “This week, the National Public Health Emergency Team made a range of recommendations to support the response in nursing homes and long-term residential facilities to COVID-19. 

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"This remains a priority for our focused attention and we will continue to monitor the rate of infection within these environments and support the sector through this outbreak.

“The nationwide, collective effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 has been inspiring. We must keep up this effort, continue to protect the vulnerable in our society and ultimately flatten the curve.”

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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