The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 10 people with COVID-19 have died.
There have now been a total 1,497* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of 11am Wednesday 13 May the HPSC has been notified of 159 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 23,401 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The number of confirmed cases in Donegal has decreased by two (from 474 to 472) after the Health Protection Surveillance Centre advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, cases have been reassigned to another county.
Cases by county
Note: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, cases may be reassigned to another county.
|County||Number of cases||% of total|
*All statistics measured at midnight on Monday 11 May.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “84% of people who have been diagnosed to date with COVID-19 have recovered.
“We have been provided with additional data today regarding cases with underlying health conditions. Of 15,450 cases, where information is available, 53% had at least one underlying condition. The most common underlying conditions reported are chronic heart disease (15%), chronic respiratory disease (11%) and diabetes (6%).”
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “I would urge everyone to become familiar with the behaviours that we all need to maintain, including respiratory etiquette, physical distancing and handwashing. As we begin to think about easing restrictions these behaviours will become even more important.”