Coronavirus: 3 further deaths and 302 new cases confirmed

By William O'Connor

THREE people died today from COVID-19 and 302 new cases have been confirmed by The Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

One person in the north-west of the country and two females in the east died and this now brings 22 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 302 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Thursday 26 March.

There are now 2,121 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Wednesday, March 25 (1,639 cases), reveals:

54% are male and 46% are female, with 79 clusters involving 317 cases;

The median age of confirmed cases is 46 years;

419 cases (26%) have been hospitalised;

Of those hospitalised, 59 cases have been admitted to ICU;

375 cases (23%) are associated with healthcare workers;

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 922, (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 171 cases (10%);

Of those for whom transmission status is known; community transmission accounts for 52%, close contact accounts for 22%, travel abroad accounts for 26%.

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