As of midnight on Saturday (19 September), the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 396 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Of those, 11 are in Kildare.
There is now a total of 32,933 confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today 70% are under 45 years of age, 26% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, and 58 cases have been identified as community transmission.
241 cases are in Dublin, 36 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 12 in Galway, 11 in Meath, 9 in Monaghan, 7 in Louth, 6 in Clare, 6 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford and 5 in Wicklow, with the remaining 27 cases spread across 11 counties.
There have been no new deaths reported to the HPSC today.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said that “the cases we are reporting today were seeded in the last week. This virus spreads from person to person. We now have a collective task across the country to break the chains of transmission and stop this virus from spreading further.
“Plan to see half the number of people this week that you saw last week. When you do meet, do so safely – keep your distance, wear a face covering if appropriate and wash your hands.
“Every individual action we take to interrupt the transmission of this disease keeps ourselves and our families safe.”