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Breakdown Of First 271 Cases Of Covid-19 Shows Wicklow 5th Highest in the Country

Another 74 people tested positive here for Covid 19 yesterday, bringing the total in the Republic to 366.

The Department of Health has also published a breakdown of the country's first 271 cases. Dublin had the highest number at 129, Cork had 48 and Limerick had 14. Of those 271 cases,  Wicklow was fifth highest with 9 cases, while Wexford, Kildare and Carlow each had five confirmed cases.

Most cases are linked to travel, a fifth are healthcare workers and two thirds are under the age of 55. 25% of cases are aged between 25 and 44. 40% are male with 59% female.
Chief medical officer Tony Holohan says that should act as a wake-up call to younger people.

 

% of Total

Total number cases

271

 
Total number hospitalised

84

31%

Total number admitted to ICU

6

2%

Total number deaths

2

0.7%

Case fatality rate

0.7%

 
Total number healthcare workers

59

22%

Number clusters notified

23

 
Source: HPSC  16/3/20    

 

Age Group    
<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%

Total

271

 
     
Transmission Classification    
Community transmission

60

22%

Contact with a confirmed case

45

17%

Travel abroad

113

42%

Under investigation

53

20%

Total

271

 

 




Healthcare Workers
   
Travel related

22

37%

No foreign travel

36

61%

Under investigation

1

2%

Total

59

 

 

Counties

No. 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

 

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