*Photograph: John Mangan
A further 10 deaths and 64 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Republic of Ireland with no increase in cases reported in Co Clare.
On Sunday, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified that 10 people with COVID-19 have died. To date, 1,543 people have died from the virus.
For the second day in succession, the amount of new daily cases in the country is less than 100. The HPSC has been made aware of 64 confirmed cases making the country’s total 24,112.
Latest figures for Co Clare which are from Friday May 17th show that there have been 314 individuals testing positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak of the virus. No detail has been provided on the amount of recovered cases in the county. Co Clare accounts for 1.3% of cases in the country.
Galway 418 (+6)
Clare 314 (0)
Kerry 307 (0)
Roscommon 301 (+1)
Kilkenny 298 (+3)
Longford 277 (+4)
Laois 253 (+2)
Wexford 212 (+1)
Carlow 146 (+2)
Waterford 146 (+2)
Sligo 129 (0)
Leitrim 79 (0)#Covid19 Dublin’s daily increase drops to single figures, 6 counties with no new case
— Páraic McMahon (@thepmanofficial) May 17, 2020
From Friday’s 23,953 cases, 57% are female and 43% are male. 3,117 cases have been hospitalised with 389 admitted to ICU. 7,566 diagnoses are associated with healthcare workers. Community transmission is detailed as the biggest spreader (60%) followed by close contact (37%) and travel abroad (3%).
Speaking on Sunday, Chief Executive of the HSE, Paul Reid stated that the Mater Hospital did meet its legal requirements and report data on 244 COVID-19 cases. He said that the hospital did follow up with contact tracing. A draft report into the issue he has received says some of the information submitted by the Mater did not have full details.