Tuesday, September 15, 2020

As of midnight on Monday (14 September), the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 357 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Of those, 11 are located in Kildare.

It means there is now a total of 31,549 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today 63% are under 45 years of age, 38% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 60 cases have been identified as community transmission.

218 are in Dublin, 18 in Louth, 12 in Waterford, 9 in Cork, 8 in Kerry, 8 in Limerick, 8 in Meath, 7 in Westmeath, 6 in Wicklow, 5 in Offaly, 5 in Roscommon, 5 in Mayo, 5 in Tipperary and the remaining 32 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo and Wexford.

The HPSC has today been informed that three people with Covid-19 have died. There has now been a total of 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said that “in the first half of 2020, Ireland responded swiftly to a new and unpredictable pandemic. Our collective response suppressed the curve, saved lives and put us on a solid foundation to deal with Covid-19 going forward.

“Now, we must focus on our response to the pandemic in the medium term. Today, Government launched a 5-Level framework. At the heart of this framework are three core messages;

– Simple measures taken by everyone are our best defence against Covid-19.

– No single measure will work in isolation, what matters is combination prevention.

– Continued cooperation and solidarity across society remains central to our response.

“The basic preventions against the spread of Covid-19 remain unchanged; wash your hands regularly, physically distance from others including friends and family, wear a face covering, know the symptoms and what to do if you experience them.”

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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