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An analysis of the 271 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland (as of Monday 16 March 2020)

Published: 18 March 2020
From: Department of Health

This is not the latest update. Click here to see the latest analysis.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has done an analysis of the 271 cases notified as at midnight Monday, 16 March 2020:

  • of the 271 cases notified; 40% are male and 59% female
  • 23 clusters of cases appear around the country
  • to-date 42% cases are travel related, 22% associated with community transmission, 17% are as a result of local transmission and 20% remain under investigation
  • two thirds of cases are younger than 55 years of age, with almost one in four cases aged 35 – 44 years
  • 1 in 5 cases are healthcare workers with 37% of these cases associated with travel
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 129, followed by Cork (48) and Limerick (14)

Hospital statistics

    Source: HSPC Number of people *% of total
    Total number hospitalised 84 31
    Total number admitted to ICU 6 2
    Total number deaths 2 0.7
    Case fatality rate 2 0.7
    Total number healthcare workers 59 22
    Number clusters notified 23

*All statistics measured on 16 March.

Age range affected

    Age group Number of people % of total
    <1 1 0
    1 - 4 0 0
    5 - 14 4 1
    15 - 24 28 10
    25 - 34 48 18
    35 - 44 62 23
    45 - 54 40 15
    55 - 64 46 17
    65+ 42 15

*All statistics measured on 16 March.

How COVID-19 is spreading

    Transmission classification Number of people % of total
    Community transmission 60 22
    Contact with a confirmed case 45 17
    Travel abroad 113 42
    Under investigation 53 20

*All statistics measured on 16 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 22 37%
    No foreign travel 36 61%
    Under investigation 1 2%
    Total 59 100%

*All statistics measured on 16 March.

Cases by county

    County Number of cases
    Carlow ≤ 5
    Cavan ≤ 5
    Clare ≤ 5
    Donegal ≤ 5
    Kildare ≤ 5
    Kilkenny ≤ 5
    Longford ≤ 5
    Louth ≤ 5
    Mayo ≤ 5
    Meath ≤ 5
    Offaly ≤ 5
    Roscommon ≤ 5
    Sligo ≤ 5
    Tipperary ≤ 5
    Wexford ≤ 5
    Kerry 6
    Waterford 7
    Westmeath 7
    Wicklow 9
    Galway 12
    Limerick 14
    Cork 48
    Dublin 129

*All statistics measured on 16 March.

< means 'less than'.

≤ means 'less than or equal to'.