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Latest on Covid-19: Confirmed Kilkenny Cases at 54 with Six in Carlow

Today's data reveals another 17 patients died, bringing the toll to 137 coronavirus related deaths in Ireland

The local diagnosed cases of Covid-19 have increased in Kilkenny to 54 and there are now six confirmed cases in Carlow.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 17 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. Of these, 15 deaths were in the east, one in the south and one in the west.

The patients were four women and 13 men. Of the total, 13 patients who died were reported to have underlying health conditions and the median age of the reported deaths is 77.


There have now been 137 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81.

New cases diagnosed

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 331 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as of 1pm, Saturday 4th April.

There are now 4,604 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE will now work to trace any contacts the patients may have had to help prevent further spread of the virus.

Nursing homes

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “This week, the National Public Health Emergency Team made a range of recommendations to support the response in nursing homes and long-term residential facilities to COVID-19. This remains a priority for our focused attention and we will continue to monitor the rate of infection within these environments and support the sector through this outbreak.

“The nationwide, collective effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 has been inspiring. We must keep up this effort, continue to protect the vulnerable in our society and ultimately flatten the curve.”

Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 2nd April 2020 (4,014 cases), reveals:

  • 48% are male and 52% are female, with 206 clusters involving 838 cases
  • Median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 1,118 cases (28%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 158 cases have been admitted to ICU
  • 1,084 cases (27%) are associated with healthcare workers
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,251 (56% of all cases) followed by Cork with 304 cases (8%)
  • Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 62%, close contact accounts for 24%, travel abroad accounts for 14%