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An analysis of the 1,383 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland (as of Tuesday 24 March 2020)

Published: 26 March 2020
From: Department of Health

The National Public Health Emergency Team has done an analysis of the 1,383 cases notified as at midnight Tuesday, 24 March 2020:

The data reveals:

  • 55% are male and 45% are female, with 66 clusters involving 295 cases
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 46 years
  • 40 cases (25%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 47 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 321 cases (23%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 774, (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 154 cases (11%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known; community transmission accounts for 51%, close contact accounts for 22%, travel abroad accounts for 27%

Hospital statistics

    Total number of cases 1383
    Total number hospitalised 340
    Total number admitted to ICU 47
    Total number of deaths 9
    Case fatality rate 0.9
    Total number of healthcare workers 321
    Number clusters notified 66
    Median age 46

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 24 March.

Gender of patients

    Gender Number % of Total
    Female 630 46
    Male 753 54
    Total 1383

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 24 March.

Age range affected

    Age Group Number % of Total
    <1 3 0
    1 - 4 5 0
    5 - 14 22 2
    15 - 24 111 8
    25 - 34 264 19
    35 - 44 246 18
    45 - 54 280 20
    55 - 64 197 14
    65+ 252 18
    Unknown 3 0
    Total 1383

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 24 March.

How COVID-19 is spreading

    Community transmission 28%
    Close contact with confirmed case 13%
    Travel Abroad 16%
    Under investigation 42%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 24 March.

Note:

In the event that a person tests positive for COVID-19 and hasn't been abroad or had contact with another confirmed case in Ireland, that's known as community transmission.

In the event that a person who tests positive for COVID-19 can be linked to another confirmed case in Ireland, that's known as local transmission.

Healthcare workers

    Travel related 67 25%
    No foreign travel 180 64%
    Under investigation 36 13%
    Total 283

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 24 March.

Hospitalised cases by age group

    <5 2 1%
    5 - 14 2 1%
    15 - 24 16 5%
    25 - 34 38 11%
    35 - 44 29 9%
    45 - 54 64 19%
    55 - 64 56 17%
    65+ 133 39%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 24 March.

Cases by county

    Carlow ≤5 0%
    Cavan 6 0%
    Clare 25 2%
    Cork 154 11%
    Donegal 12 1%
    Dublin 774 56%
    Galway 45 3%
    Kerry 38 3%
    Kildare 39 3%
    Kilkenny 19 1%
    Laois 9 1%
    Leitrim ≤5 0%
    Limerick 24 2%
    Longford ≤5 1%
    Louth 20 2%
    Mayo 14 1%
    Meath 27 2%
    Monaghan ≤5 0%
    Offaly 16 1%
    Roscommon ≤5 0%
    Sligo 8 1%
    Tipperary 27 2%
    Waterford 22 2%
    Westmeath 29 2%
    Wexford 8 1%
    Wicklow 49 4%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 24 March.

≤ means 'less than or equal to'.