Thirteen more Coronavirus deaths reported and 76 new cases

Thirteen more people have died as a result of the Coronavirus.

The deaths were reported by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 in this country to 1,604*.

The HSPC has been informed of 76 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Ireland to 24,582 to date.

The number of confirmed cases in Cavan and Monaghan remain at 804 and 489 respectively. They are valid as of May 20.

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

Data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday, May 21 (24,451 cases), reveals:

· 57% are female and 43% are male

· the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years

· 3,211 cases (13%) have been hospitalised

· Of those hospitalised, 393 cases have been admitted to ICU

· 7,813 cases are associated with healthcare workers

· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,830 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,420 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,387 cases (6%)

· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 60%, close contact accounts for 38%, travel abroad accounts for 2%

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