HPSC finds one of Ireland's Covid-19 fatalities was someone aged between 25-34 2 months ago

HPSC finds one of Ireland's Covid-19 fatalities was someone aged between 25-34

46 people have now died in the Republic of Ireland as a result of the virus.

New statistics released by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) have revealed that one of Ireland's Covid-19 fatalities was someone aged between 25 and 34.

The numbers released by the HPSC on Sunday night found that 87.9% of deaths in Ireland related to the virus have occurred in those aged 65 or older.

These figures are valid up to midnight on Thursday (26 March).

Other findings revealed that there has been 91 “clusters” of infection up to that time - including 17 nursing homes and 16 hospitals.

There’s also a breakdown of the country in which it is believed every case so far was contracted, with Ireland accounting for over 50%.

Austria, Italy and the United Kingdom are all above 3% each, while the origin of 31% of cases remains unknown.

You can read the full report released by the HPSC here, which also includes a county-by-county breakdown.

Findings on Sunday night revealed that 200 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total number of cases to 2,615. Over 33,000 people have been tested since Monday 16 March as the HSE works through an estimated rate of 5,000 tests per day.

46 people have now died in the Republic of Ireland as a result of the virus.