Emergency team provides Covid-19 county figures

Less than five cases reported for Tipperary


By midday last Monday, Co Tipperary was one of a number of counties to have recorded five cases or less of Covid-19.

The figures were provided last night by the National Public Health Emergency team.

Those figures, which were valid up until midnight, Monday, March 16th, put Co Tipperary among the counties showing the lowest number of cases. The figures also show that Dublin has the highest number of cases, at 129. It was followed by Cork with 48 and Limerick with 14.

However, last night the NPHET confirmed that 74 new cases have been identified, bringing the total number of cases in Ireland as of midday yesterday (Wednesday, March 18th) to 366.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Protection received 50,000 applications for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment by yesterday.

Below is the press statement released by the National Public Health Emergency Team last night, which contains the county-by-county breakdown of figures.

Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 74 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland as at midday 18 March. 

  • The cases are made up of 29 females and 45 males. 
  • There have been 2 deaths associated with COVID-19 in Ireland. 
  • There are now 366 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 National Public Health Emergency Team has made available an analysis of the 271 cases notified as at midnight Monday, 16 March 2020. 

Of the 271 cases notified 40% are male and 59% female, with 23 clusters. 

  • To date 42% of cases are travel-related, 22% associated with community transmission, 17% are as a result of local transmission and 20% remain under investigation. 
  • Two-thirds of cases are younger than 55 years, with almost one in four cases aged 35 – 44 years. One in five cases are healthcare workers with 37% of these cases associated with travel. 
  • Dublin has the highest number of cases at 129, followed by Cork (48) and Limerick (14). 

 “We need to continue maximising our efforts to interrupt new transmission chains and keep clusters under control.”

Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health, said: “Again, today we are seeing another increase in case numbers. The importance of social distancing cannot be underestimated. Everyone must play their role. 
 “We need to continue maximising our efforts to interrupt new transmission chains and keep clusters under control. 
“Reduce your social contacts to those in your closest family network. Practice social distancing. Stop shaking hands and hugging when you say hello.” 

% of Total
Total number cases271
Total number hospitalised8431%
Total number admitted to ICU62%
Total number deaths20.7%
Case fatality rate0.7%
Total number healthcare workers5922%
Number clusters notified23
Source: HPSC  16/3/20
Age Group
1 – 400%
5 – 1441%
15 – 242810%
25 – 344818%
35 – 446223%
45 – 544015%
55 – 644617%

Transmission Classification
Community transmission6022%
Contact with a confirmed case4517%
Travel abroad11342%
Under investigation5320%

Healthcare Workers
Travel related2237%
No foreign travel3661%
Under investigation12%
CountiesNo. Cases
Carlow< = 5
Cavan< = 5
Clare< = 5
Donegal< = 5
Kildare< = 5
Kilkenny< = 5
Longford< = 5
Louth< = 5
Mayo< = 5
Meath< = 5
Offaly< = 5
Roscommon< = 5
Sligo< = 5
Tipperary< = 5
Wexford< = 5

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