The virus is still circulating, the risk is still there

THE Department of Health has confirmed a further 15 deaths from Covid-19 along with 139 new cases of the virus in Ireland.

There have now been a total 1,467* Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. There is now a total of 23,135 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

For the first time in five days there was a rise in the number of confirmed cases in Donegal which, at 472, is three higher than the 469 figure which had been allocated to the county for much of the past week.


Latest data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Saturday 9th May, reveals 57% are female and 43% are male

Almost 3,000 (2,998 cases – 13%) have been hospitalised. Of those hospitalised, 383 cases have been admitted to ICU

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “As we approach May 18th, the next date highlighted in the Government’s Roadmap, we continue to monitor key parameters associated with COVID-19. These include the number of new cases, numbers admitted to hospital and currently in ICU and the number of deaths.
“While 43% of the population believe the worst of this pandemic is behind us, the virus is still circulating, the risk is still there in our communities. The health service will continue to prepare and respond to the virus, the public are asked to stay the course and keep up the progress we have made.”


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 753 3.3%
Clare 305 1.3%
Cork 1232 5.4%
Donegal 472 2.1%
Dublin 11175 48.8%
Galway 392 1.7%
Kerry 303 1.3%
Kildare 1331 5.8%
Kilkenny 280 1.2%
Laois 248 1.1%
Leitrim 74 0.3%
Limerick 582 2.5%
Longford 267 1.2%
Louth 730 3.2%
Mayo 522 2.3%
Meath 760 3.3%
Monaghan 449 2%
Offaly 351 1.5%
Roscommon 247 1.1%
Sligo 123 0.5%
Tipperary 523 2.3%
Waterford 143 0.6%
Westmeath 643 2.8%
Wexford 202 0.9%
Wicklow 646 2.8%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 9 May.

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