78% of those diagnosed with Covid-19 have recovered

265 new cases today

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Tony Holohan, CMO, addressing the COVID-19 public briefing on April 10th. (Screengrab from RTE News Now television)

An additional 37 people with Covid-19 have died, according to the latest briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team today.

It brings the total number of deaths so far to 1,375.

265 new cases were also confirmed today, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in Ireland to 22,248.

The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (valid as of midnight, Monday, May 4th) also shows that Dublin has the highest number of cases at 10,734 (49% of all cases).

Following the capital is Kildare with 1,289 cases and then Cork with 1,192 or 5% of all cases.

Also speaking at the briefing, Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said that 78% of people who have been diagnosed to date with Covid-19 have recovered.

While he said that figure is in line with international experience, he warned that the course of the disease in any one individual ‘remains unpredictable’, again pointing to the need to continue in efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.

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