Nine more people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland bringing the total number of deaths here to 1,651.

A further 59 cases of coronavirus were confirmed. The total number of cases here now stands at 24,929.

The latest detailed data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) dates from midnight on Friday 29 May (relating to 24,870 cases) and reveals that 57% of Covid-19 cases are female and 43% are male with a median age of 48.

3,279 cases (13%) have been hospitalised and of those, 408 cases were admitted to ICU. A total of 7,955 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,031 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,472 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,416 cases (6%).

Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%.

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Earlier today, the latest operational figures from the Health Service Executive show that as of last night, there were 42 people with confirmed Covid-19 being treated in intensive care units around the country.

This is a significant drop from the high of 160 patients in ICU in early April.

Two-thirds of these Covid-19 patients are being cared for in ICUs in Dublin hospitals.

The highest number, seven, are in St James's Hospital.

While there are six patients each in Beaumont Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital, and the Mater Hospital.

These figures are correct as of 6.30pm yesterday.

There are also a further 21 people, who are suspected of having Covid-19, being treated in ICU.

Currently, there are 385 critical care beds in the system open and staffed.

There are 270 occupied beds, including the 63 confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients.

There has been one further coronavirus linked death in Northern Ireland, taking the official Department of Health total to 522.

There are also 13 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 4,709. 

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.