Coronavirus: Health officials announce nine more deaths in Ireland

By Joel Slattery

Nine more people who have contracted the coronavirus have died.

The latest deaths bring the total to 1,651.

The National Public Health Emergency Team have also announced 59 more confirmed cases, bringing the total to 24,929.

On Saturday, the North's Department of Health confirmed one more person had died from Covid-19, bringing the total toll in Northern Ireland to 522.

A further 13 positive cases of the virus were confirmed, bringing that tally to 4,709.

Further information from Nphet reveals:

  • 57% of confirmed cases are female, 43% are male
  • The median age of confirmed cases is 48 years
  • 3,279 cases (13%) have been hospitalised
  • Of those hospitalised, 408 cases have been admitted to ICU

Data analysis up to Thursday night, reveals 58% of cases are linked to close contact with a known case, 2% are linked to travel, 39% have no clear source.