Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today been informed that three people with Covid-19 have died. There has now been a total of 1,797 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight on Wednesday, 23 September, the HPSC has been notified of 324 confirmed cases of the virus. 12 of those are in Kildare.

There is now a total of 33,994 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today 64% are under 45 years of age, 52% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, and 81 cases have been identified as community transmission.

167 cases are in Dublin, 42 in Donegal, 34 in Cork, 13 in Monaghan, 8 in Cavan, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Meath, 6 in Roscommon and 5 in Wicklow, with the remaining 25 cases in 11 counties.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said that “public health doctors are coming across more cases arising from people who are close contacts of confirmed cases and are not restricting the movements.

“Remember that Covid-19 is highly contagious and you can be infectious without symptoms. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case please follow the guidelines on hse.ie and restrict your movements for 14 days – do not go to school or work, do not have visitors to your home, do not go to the shop or pharmacy unless it is absolutely necessary.

“Please avail of a test when it is offered. Last week 1 in 10 close contacts who had a test were found to be positive – many of them had no symptoms.”

By Conor Forrest
Contact Newsdesk: 045 432147

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