34 further deaths, 221 new confirmed cases of Covid-19

 

A further 34 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland. 

The death toll from the virus now stands at 1,265.

Meanwhile a further 221 confirmed cases have also been identified.

Two additional confirmed cases have been reported in Donegal, bringing the total here to 458.

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, Wednesday 29 April (20,510 cases), reveals:

· 58% are female and 42% are male
· the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years
· 2,768 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
· Of those hospitalised, 367 cases have been admitted to ICU
· 5,840 cases are associated with healthcare workers
· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,170 (50% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,215 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,154 cases (6%)
· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 33%, travel abroad accounts for 3%