Dublin, Cork & Limerick have highest COVID-19 cases

Date Published : March 18th, 2020    Published By : admin

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 74 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as at midday 18 March.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 129, followed by Cork (48) and Limerick (14).

The cases are made up of 29 females and 45 males:. There have been 2 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Ireland.

There are now 366 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The HSE is now working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has made available an analysis of the 271 cases notified as at midnight Monday, 16 March, 2020.

  • Of the 271 cases notified 40% are male and 59% female, with 23 clusters.

  • To date 42% cases are travel related, 22% associated with community transmission, 17% are as a result of local transmission and 20% remain under investigation.

  • Two thirds of cases are younger than 55 years, with almost one in four cases aged 35 – 44 years.

  • One in five cases are healthcare workers with 37% of these cases associated with travel.


Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, said: “Again, today we are seeing another increase in case numbers. The importance of social distancing cannot be underestimated. Everyone must play their role. “We need to continue maximising our efforts to interrupt new transmission chains and keep clusters under control. Reduce your social contacts to those in your closest family network. Practice social distancing. Stop shaking hands and hugging when you say hello.”

BREAKDOWN FIGURES:
















































% of Total
Total number cases 271
Total number hospitalised 84 31%
Total number admitted to ICU 6 2%
Total number deaths 2 0.7%
Case fatality rate 0.7%
Total number healthcare workers 59 22%
Number clusters notified 23
Source: HPSC  16/3/20






























































































Age Group
<1 1 0%
1 – 4 0 0%
5 - 14 4 1%
15 - 24 28 10%
25 - 34 48 18%
35 - 44 62 23%
45 - 54 40 15%
55 - 64 46 17%
65+ 42 15%
Total 271
Transmission Classification
Community transmission 60 22%
Contact with a confirmed case 45 17%
Travel abroad 113 42%
Under investigation 53 20%
Total 271





























Healthcare Workers
Travel related 22 37%
No foreign travel 36 61%
Under investigation 1 2%
Total 59




































































































Counties No. Cases
Carlow < = 5
Cavan < = 5
Clare < = 5
Donegal < = 5
Kildare < = 5
Kilkenny < = 5
Longford < = 5
Louth < = 5
Mayo < = 5
Meath < = 5
Offaly < = 5
Roscommon < = 5
Sligo < = 5
Tipperary < = 5
Wexford < = 5
Kerry 6
Waterford 7
Westmeath 7
Wicklow 9
Galway 12
Limerick 14
Cork 48
Dublin 129

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