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.
*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 9 May.