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Harris Examines The Numbers


In the same day that a Cork TD has called for a no-confidence vote in Simon Harris, the Minister Of Health has released a pie chart, detailing Ireland’s Covid-19 battle.

And there are clearly reasons to be optimistic when it comes to that battle.

Not that Rural Independent TD for Cork South West Michael Collins is convinced, claiming that he and fellow TD Mattie McGrath (Tipperary) met in Leinster House yesterday to discuss seeking the vote that could potentially cause a snap general election after a Dáil vote in late January or early February.

Meanwhile, the pie chart Harris shared on Twitter came with the Greystones TD’s statement that he is ‘so pleased to see 22,089 people now recovered & thinking of the 1,083 people sick currently. My thoughts will always remain with the families and friends of those who have died. Stay safe‘.

Meanwhile, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre released the following data regarding the overall impact of covid-19 as of last Monday the 25th of May.

57% of ill are female and 43% are male.
The median age is 48 years.
3,251 cases (13%) have been hospitalised.
Of those hospitalised, 399 cases have been admitted to ICU.
7,891 cases are associated with healthcare workers.
Dublin has the highest number of cases at 11,961 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,451 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,408 cases (6%).
Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 40%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%.

The Minister for Health finished today’s post by stating that although 90% of cases have recovered, “we cannot afford to stop the hard work involved in suppressing this virus.”