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Covid-19 Friday: no new deaths, 98 further cases confirmed

September 4th, 2020 6:00 PM

By Con Downing

'We are seeing a sharp increase in rate of admissions into our acute hospitals.' (Photo: Shutterstock)

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THERE have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre this Friday, September 4th.

There has been a total of 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight on Thursday 3rd, the HPSC has been notified of 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 29,303 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 48 are men / 50 are women
  • 66% are under 45 years of age
  • 42% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 9 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 24 in Dublin, 13 in Kildare, 8 in Kerry, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Louth, 5 in Tipperary and the remaining 30 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Galway, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wexford.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “As we head into another weekend, keep physical distance top of mind at all times. Have no more than six visitors to your home and keep 2m between you. Open windows and keep rooms well ventilated if possible.

“It’s important that we all keep our number of social contacts low while we focus on keeping our schools safe, continuing to resume healthcare services and ultimately protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19.”

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