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An analysis of the 965 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland (as of Sunday 22 March 2020)

Published: 24 March 2020
From: Department of Health

This is not the latest update. Click here for latest updates on case numbers.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has done an analysis of the 965 cases notified as at midnight Sunday, 22 March 2020:

The data reveals:

  • 55% are male and 45% are female, with 44 clusters involving 243 cases
  • the median age of confirmed cases is 45 years
  • 277 cases (29%) have been hospitalised
  • of those hospitalised, 36 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 247 cases (26%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 535, (55% of all cases) followed by Cork with 123 cases (13%)
  • of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 47%, close contact accounts for 23%, travel abroad accounts for 31%

Hospital statistics

    Total number of cases 965
    Total number hospitalised 277
    Total number admitted to ICU 36
    Total number of deaths 6
    Case fatality rate 0.6
    Total number of healthcare workers 247
    Number clusters notified 44
    Median age 45

*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 22 March.

Gender of patients

    Gender Number % of Total
    Female 431 45
    Male 534 55
    Total 965

*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 22 March.

Age range affected

    Age Group Number % of Total
    <1 3 0
    1 - 4 2 0
    5 - 14 17 2
    15 - 24 77 8
    25 - 34 189 20
    35 - 44 183 19
    45 - 54 191 20
    55 - 64 136 14
    65+ 165 17
    Unknown 2 0
    Total 965

*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 22 March.

How COVID-19 is spreading

    Community transmission 45%
    Close contact with confirmed case 24%
    Travel Abroad 31%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 22 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 62 25%
    No foreign travel 156 63%
    Under investigation 29 12%
    Total 247

*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 22 March.

Hospitalised cases by age group

    <5 2 1%
    5 - 14 2 1%
    15 - 24 15 5%
    25 - 34 36 13%
    35 - 44 26 9%
    45 - 54 52 18%
    55 - 64 43 16%
    65+ 101 37%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 22 March.

Cases by county

    Carlow ≤5 0%
    Cavan ≤5 1%
    Clare 11 1%
    Cork 123 13%
    Donegal 11 1%
    Dublin 535 56%
    Galway 35 4%
    Kerry 15 1%
    Kildare 25 3%
    Kilkenny 16 2%
    Laois 8 1%
    Leitrim ≤5 0%
    Limerick 19 2%
    Longford ≤5 1%
    Louth 16 2%
    Mayo 9 1%
    Meath 16 2%
    Monaghan ≤5 0%
    Offaly 13 1%
    Roscommon ≤5 0%
    Sligo 8 1%
    Tipperary 20 2%
    Waterford 13 1%
    Westmeath 21 2%
    Wexford ≤5 0%
    Wicklow 28 3%

*All statistics measured at midnight on Sunday 22 March.

≤ means 'less than or equal to'.