54 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clare

  • 54 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clare

54 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Clare

In Northern Ireland, the number of people who have died after contracting the virus has risen by seven to 63, health officials said today. There have now been 137 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81.

Some 33 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed as diagnosed in County Kildare, as of midnight last Thursday - the latest date for which county breakdowns are available.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 331 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as of 1pm, Saturday, April 4.

13 of the patients were reported as having underlying health conditions.

Health Minister Simon Harris announced supports for nursing homes as 40 clusters have been identified, the majority in the east of the country.

Representatives from the nursing home industry have welcomed measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19 in the facilities - but say the Government were "late coming to the table". "We must keep up this effort, continue to protect the vulnerable in our society and ultimately flatten the curve", Dr Holohan added.

The median age of confirmed cases is 48.

Some 1,118 people had been hospitalised and of these, 158 had been admitted to ICU.

1,084 cases are associated with healthcare workers, as per the figures released by the Department of Health.

Around 80% of cases of Covid-19 will be a mild to moderate illness, close to 14% have severe disease and around 6% are critical.

All public and private gatherings of any number of people outside a single household or living unit are prohibited.

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, is running a national support line for older people facing difficulties due to COVID-19.