Eight more people with Covid-19 have passed away in the Republic.
The death toll from the disease since the beginning of the outbreak stands at 1,703.
Eight new cases have also been detected, bringing the total to 25,248.
Department of Health Covid 19 Press Briefing https://t.co/bVxrbfhEQ9
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) June 11, 2020
Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Tuesday 9 June (25,230 cases), reveals:
- 57% are female and 43% are male
- the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
- 3,307 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
- Of those hospitalised, 412 cases have been admitted to ICU
- 8,114 cases are associated with healthcare workers
- Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,167 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,532 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,426 cases (6%)
- Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 38%, close contact accounts for 60%, travel abroad accounts for 2%
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said;
“NPHET has recommended the development and implementation of a national communications campaign to increase compliance with current recommendations on the use of face-coverings."
"The campaign will outline best practice for use of face coverings in retail outlets, on public transport and in other public locations, where it may be difficult to maintain social distancing.”