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An analysis of the 350 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland (as of Tuesday 17 March 2020)

Published: 19 March 2020
From: Department of Health

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The National Public Health Emergency Team has done an analysis of the 350 cases notified as at midnight Tuesday, 17 March 2020:

  • of the 350 cases notified, 55% are male and 43% are female, with 26 clusters
  • median age of confirmed cases is 43 years
  • 31% of cases have been hospitalised
  • 2% (7 cases) admitted to ICU
  • 84 cases are associated with healthcare workers, 28 of whom are associated with foreign travel
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 172, followed by Cork (62) and Limerick (14)

Of those for whom transmission status is known:

  • community transmission accounts for 35%
  • local transmission/ close contact accounts for 21%
  • travel abroad accounts for 43%
  • 71 remain under investigation

Hospital statistics

    Source: HSPC Number of people *% of total
    Total number of cases 350
    Total number hospitalised 108 31
    Total number admitted to ICU 7 2
    Total number deaths 2 0.6
    Case fatality rate 0.6
    Total number healthcare workers 84 24
    Number clusters notified 26 7
    Median age 43

*All statistics measured at midnight, 17 March.

Age range affected

    Age group Number of people % of total
    <1 1 0
    1 - 4 1 0
    5 - 14 8 2
    15 - 24 38 11
    25 - 34 64 18
    35 - 44 78 22
    45 - 54 49 14
    55 - 64 54 15
    65+ 57 16
    Total 350

*All statistics measured at midnight, 17 March.

How COVID-19 is spreading

    Transmission classification Number of people % known
    Community transmission 99 35
    Contact with a confirmed case 59 21
    Travel abroad 121 43
    Under investigation 71 20

*All statistics measured at midnight, 17 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 28 33%
    No foreign travel 55 65%
    Under investigation 1 1%
    Total 59 100%

*All statistics measured at midnight, 17 March.

Cases by county

    County Number of cases
    Carlow ≤ 5
    Cavan ≤ 5
    Clare ≤ 5
    Donegal ≤ 5
    Kilkenny ≤ 5
    Laois ≤ 5
    Leitrim ≤ 5
    Longford ≤ 5
    Mayo ≤ 5
    Offaly ≤ 5
    Roscommon ≤ 5
    Sligo ≤ 5
    Tipperary ≤ 5
    Wexford ≤ 5
    Kildare 6
    Louth 6
    Kerry 6
    Meath 6
    Waterford 7
    Westmeath 7
    Wicklow 13
    Galway 13
    Limerick 14
    Cork 62
    Dublin 172

*All statistics measured at midnight, 17 March.

< means 'less than'.

≤ means 'less than or equal to'.