Cases fall below 100 for first time since mid-March

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 15 people with Covid-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,533 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of 11am Saturday 16 May, the HPSC has been notified of 92 new confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 24,048 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.


There are a total of 474 confimed cases in Donegal.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Dept of Health commented: “Today is the first time we have seen the number of confirmed cases fall below 100 since mid-March.

“While the past nine weeks have been particularly difficult for those cocooning, and for parents with young children, today’s numbers give reassurance that we have all learned and adopted new behaviours of handwashing, respiratory etiquette and social distance that will serve us well as we work together to re-open retail, business and society.”

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
Carlow 144 0.6
Cavan 776 3.2
Clare 314 1.3
Cork 1346 5.6
Donegal 474 2
Dublin 11657 48.8
Galway 412 1.7
Kerry 307 1.3
Kildare 1357 5.7
Kilkenny 295 1.2
Laois 251 1.1
Leitrim 79 0.3
Limerick 596 2.5
Longford 273 1.1
Louth 741 3.1
Mayo 542 2.3
Meath 776 3.2
Monaghan 468 2
Offaly 455 1.9
Roscommon 300 1.3
Sligo 129 0.5
Tipperary 521 2.2
Waterford 144 0.6
Westmeath 654 2.7
Wexford 211 0.9
Wicklow 657 2.8

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