Tuesday, June 02, 2020

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mayo has dropped by one, from 571 to 570 with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre advising that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses a case may be reassigned to another county.

As of midnight Monday 1 June the HPSC has been notified of 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,066 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Two of the ten cases confirmed in Ireland today were located in Galway bringing the total number of cases there to 482. Roscommon also has two new cases bringing the total number of cases there to 335. No new cases were confirmed in Sligo or Leitrim leaving the total number in those counties at 129 and 83 respectively.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 8 people with COVID-19 have died.

There have now been a total 1,658 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Over the past week there have been approximately 500 new cases of COVID-19 notified, 54% of which are aged between 24-55 years old. Incidences of these cases are spread across 21 counties in Ireland. While we are doing well, the potential for spread remains present across all regions of the country. NPHET will meet on Thursday 4 June and submit further recommendations to Government for consideration.”

Dr Cillian De Gascun, Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, said: “As of midnight Monday 1 June, 348,416 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 22,621 tests were carried out and of these 389 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 1.7%.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “47% of people are taking longer than 4 days from onset of symptoms to being swabbed. We are strongly encouraging all members of the public to know the symptoms of COVID-19 and seek medical attention as soon as symptoms appear.”

County by county breakdown

County Number of cases % of total
Carlow 166 0.7
Cavan 844 3.4
Clare 368 1.5
Cork 1517 6
Donegal 477 1.9
Dublin 12090 48.3
Galway 482 1.9
Kerry 308 1.2
Kildare 1419 5.7
Kilkenny 338 1.4
Laois 259 1
Leitrim 83 0.3
Limerick 581 2.3
Longford 283 1.1
Louth 776 3.1
Mayo 570 2.3
Meath 800 3.2
Monaghan 512 2
Offaly 478 1.9
Roscommon 335 1.3
Sligo 129 0.5
Tipperary 538 2.2
Waterford 153 0.6
Westmeath 670 2.7
Wexford 213 0.9
Wicklow 667 2.7

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