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An analysis of the 1,146 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland (as of Monday 23 March 2020)

Published: 25 March 2020
From: Department of Health

The National Public Health Emergency Team has done an analysis of the 1,146 cases notified as at midnight Monday, 23 March 2020:

The data reveals:

  • 55% are male and 45% are female, with 63 clusters involving 289 cases
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 45 years
  • 305 cases (26%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 39 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 283 cases (24%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 559, (57% of all cases) followed by Cork with 133 cases (11%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 49%, close contact accounts for 23%, travel abroad accounts for 28%

Hospital statistics

    Total number of cases 1146
    Total number hospitalised 305
    Total number admitted to ICU 39
    Total number of deaths 7
    Case fatality rate 0.6
    Total number of healthcare workers 283
    Number clusters notified 63
    Median age 45

*All statistics measured at midnight on Monday 23 March.

Gender of patients

    Gender Number % of Total
    Female 522 45
    Male 624 55
    Total 1146

*All statistics measured at midnight on Monday 23 March.

Age range affected

    Age Group Number % of Total
    <1 3 0
    1 - 4 2 0
    5 - 14 20 2
    15 - 24 94 8
    25 - 34 228 20
    35 - 44 214 18
    45 - 54 229 20
    55 - 64 165 14
    65+ 207 18
    Unknown 2 0
    Total 1146

*All statistics measured at midnight on Monday 23 March.

How COVID-19 is spreading

    Community transmission 29%
    Close contact with confirmed case 15%
    Travel Abroad 18%
    Under investigation 38%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Monday 23 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 Monday 23 March.

Hospitalised cases by age group

    <5 2 1%
    5 - 14 2 1%
    15 - 24 15 5%
    25 - 34 38 13%
    35 - 44 27 9%
    45 - 54 57 19%
    55 - 64 50 16%
    65+ 114 37%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Monday 23 March.

Cases by county

    Carlow ≤5 0%
    Cavan ≤5 1%
    Clare 12 1%
    Cork 133 12%
    Donegal 11 1%
    Dublin 659 57%
    Galway 40 3%
    Kerry 33 3%
    Kildare 34 3%
    Kilkenny 16 1%
    Laois 9 1%
    Leitrim ≤5 0%
    Limerick 19 2%
    Longford ≤5 1%
    Louth 18 2%
    Mayo 9 1%
    Meath 24 2%
    Monaghan ≤5 0%
    Offaly 13 1%
    Roscommon ≤5 0%
    Sligo 8 1%
    Tipperary 20 2%
    Waterford 15 1%
    Westmeath 25 2%
    Wexford 7 0%
    Wicklow 39 3%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Monday 23 March.

≤ means 'less than or equal to'.