A further 25 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Ireland have died, the Department of Health has confirmed.

There have now been a total of 1,286 Covid-19 related deaths here.

There have also been 343 new cases of the coronavirus diagnosed, bringing the number of confirmed cases to  21,176.

Data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre from midnight, Thursday 30 April (relating to 20,742 cases), reveals:

-  58% are female and 42% are male

- the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years

- 2,785 cases (13%) have been hospitalised

- Of those hospitalised, 368 cases have been admitted to ICU

- 5,973 cases are associated with healthcare workers

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,277 (50% of all cases) followed by Kildare with 1,226 cases (6%) and then Cork with 1,156 cases (6%)

Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 63%, close contact accounts for 34%, travel abroad accounts for 3%

In Northern Ireland, the department of health confirmed that a further 11 people died from coronavirus.

This brings the total number of deaths in Northern Ireland to 376.

A total of 24,429 people have now been tested, of whom 3,689 tested positive, including 66 new confirmed cases since yesterday.


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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.

Generally, you need to be 15 minutes or more in the vicinity of an infected person and within 2 metres of them, to be considered at-risk, or a close contact.