Covid-19 latest figures and survey of attitudes

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

The number of people with Covid-19 to have died in Ireland is now at 1,467, following today’s confirmation of 15 more deaths.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of another 139 new cases, as of 11am today (Monday, May 11th), bringing the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 to 23,135

A total of 523 cases have been confirmed in Co Tipperary, with 582 in Limerick (figures valid as of Saturday, May 9th).

A study conducted for the Department of Health has also revealed that 43% of the population believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

That research also shows that compliance with safe behaviours to protect from Covid-19 remains high, with 95% of people washing their hands more often, 78% coughing into their elbows and 71% disposing of used tissues immediately.

90% maintain social distancing guidelines while in queues.

The nationally representative online survey of 1,270 adults conducted today, also reveals that the public intends to continue with safe behaviours into the future:

  • 71% intend to use sanitizer, up from 59% a month ago
  • 61% intend sitting further apart from others when outside or on public transport, up from 36% a month ago
  • 34% intend staying at home rather than going out, up from 16% a month ago.

‘STAY The course and keep up the progress we have made’.

Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan has appealed to the public to: …stay the course and keep up the progress we have made’.

He continued to warn that the virus is still circulating and the risk still remains within our communities.

For updated and factual Public Health information and advice on the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, please visit hse.ie/coronavirus or call 1850 24 1850