The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 126 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
There are now 683 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is now working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
The latest data from HPSC, as of midnight Wednesday 18th March (438 cases), reveals;
- Of the 438 cases notified, 55% are male and 43% are female, with 27 clusters involving 142 cases
- Median age of confirmed cases is 44
- 32% of cases have been hospitalised
- 2.7% (12 cases) admitted to ICU - representing 8.6% of all cases hospitalised
- 114 cases are associated with Healthcare workers, 36 of whom are associated with foreign travel
- Dublin has the highest number of cases at 51%, followed by Cork 15% and Limerick and Wicklow have 3% of cases each
There are less than five confirmed cases of Covid-19 in counties Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo while there are now 14 cases in Galway.