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An analysis of the 584 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland (as of Thursday 19 March 2020)

Published: 21 March 2020
From: Department of Health

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The National Public Health Emergency Team has done an analysis of the 438 cases notified as at midnight Thursday, 19 March 2020:

The data reveals:

  • of the 584 cases notified, 55% are male and 44% are female, with 29 clusters involving 157 cases
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 44 years
  • 30% of cases have been hospitalised
  • 13 cases admitted to ICU - representing 2% of all cases hospitalised
  • 147 cases - 25% of cases are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 55%, followed by Cork 15%

Of those for whom transmission status is known:

  • community transmission accounts for 42%
  • close contact accounts for 23%
  • travel abroad accounts for 35%

Hospital statistics

    Total number of cases 584
    Total number hospitalised 173
    Total number admitted to ICU 13
    Total number of deaths 3
    Case fatality rate 0.5
    Total number of healthcare workers 147
    Number clusters notified 29
    Median age 44

*All statistics measured at midnight, 19 March 2020.

Gender of patients

    Gender Number % of Total
    Female 257 44
    Male 320 55
    Unknown 7 1
    Total 584

*All statistics measured at midnight, 19 March 2020.

Age range affected

    Age Group Number % of Total Age specific incidence
    <1 2 0 0.3
    1 - 4 2 0 0.3
    5 - 14 10 2 1.8
    15 - 24 56 10 9.6
    25 - 34 110 19 18.8
    35 - 44 121 21 20.7
    45 - 54 95 16 16.3
    55 - 64 85 15 14.6
    65+ 102 17 17.5
    Unknown 1 0 0.2
    Total 584

*All statistics measured at midnight, 19 March 2020.

How COVID-19 is spreading

    Community transmission 179
    Close contact with confirmed case 97
    Travel Abroad 148
    Under investigation 160

*All statistics measured at midnight, 19 March 2020.

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 44 30%
    No foreign travel 96 65%
    Under investigation 7 5%
    Total 147

*All statistics measured at midnight, 19 March 2020.

Hospitalised cases by age group

    <5 2 1%
    5 - 14 1 1%
    15 - 24 9 5%
    25 - 34 24 14%
    35 - 44 18 10%
    45 - 54 28 16%
    55 - 64 31 18%
    65+ 60 35%

*All statistics measured at midnight, 19 March 2020.

Cases by county

    Carlow ≤5 0%
    Cavan ≤5 0%
    Clare 7 1%
    Cork 88 15%
    Donegal ≤5 1%
    Dublin 320 55%
    Galway 21 4%
    Kerry 8 1%
    Kildare 18 3%
    Kilkenny 11 2%
    Laois ≤5 1%
    Leitrim ≤5 0%
    Limerick 15 3%
    Longford ≤5 1%
    Louth 9 2%
    Mayo ≤5 0%
    Meath 10 2%
    Offaly 7 1%
    Roscommon ≤5 0%
    Sligo ≤5 1%
    Tipperary ≤5 1%
    Waterford 8 1%
    Westmeath 14 2%
    Wexford ≤5 0%
    Wicklow 17 3%

*All statistics measured at midnight, 19 March 2020.

≤ means 'less than or equal to'.