Covid-19 latest: 70 people in ICU, over 500 in hospital


The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 24 people with Covid-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,488* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.


As of 11am Tuesday 12th May the HPSC has been notified of 107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 23,242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

As of midnight Monday 11th May, 258,808 tests have been carried out.

Over the past week, 44,047 tests were carried out and of these 1,466 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 3.3%.

The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Tuesday 12 May) to continue its ongoing review of Ireland’s response to COVID-19.

To date, more than 17,000 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Ireland

There have been 474 confirmed  cases in Donegal, an increase of two (472) on yesterday’s figure

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.

Carlow 141 0.6%
Cavan 757 3.3%
Clare 306 1.3%
Cork 1234 5.3%
Donegal 474 2.1%
Dublin 11235 48.7%
Galway 400 1.7%
Kerry 305 1.3%
Kildare 1337 5.8%
Kilkenny 284 1.2%
Laois 249 1.1%
Leitrim 74 0.3%
Limerick 588 2.5%
Longford 269 1.2%
Louth 733 3.2%
Mayo 537 2.3%
Meath 769 3.3%
Monaghan 454 2%
Offaly 358 1.6%
Roscommon 297 1.3%
Sligo 127 0.6%
Tipperary 524 2.3%
Waterford 143 0.6%
Westmeath 643 2.8%
Wexford 202 0.9%
Wicklow 649 2.8%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 10 May.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We are continuing to examine the progress of the disease and though we are still making progress, which is giving us real encouragement, we need to keep going. We still have 70 people in ICU and over 500 people in hospital. We have more work to do.”

Rachel Kenna, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today marks International Nurses Day and 2020 is also International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. We did not expect to be marking this year amidst a Global Pandemic, however, our fellow nurses and midwives have risen to the challenge and remain a vital resource to our health service.

“Our nurses and midwives are working in high risk situations on a daily basis, delivering care in PPE, making personal sacrifices and continuing to provide compassionate care in a stressful environment.  

“The public actions over the last number of weeks have meant nurses and midwives can continue to deliver care to those who need it. Please continue to support them during this time, hold firm and stay safe.”


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