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Covid-19 Saturday: 10 deaths, 613 new cases confirmed

October 3rd, 2020 6:23 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Of the new cases, 263 are in Dublin, 142 in Meath, 137 in Cork, 86 in Cavan and the remaining 539 cases are spread across all remaining counties. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 10 people with Covid-19 have died.

There has now been a total of 1,810* Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday 2nd October, the HPSC has been notified of 613 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 37,668** confirmed cases of CO Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 315 are men / 294 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • 30% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 58 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 224 cases are in Dublin, 58 in Donegal, 46 in Cork, 44 in Kildare,31 in Limerick, 28 in Laois, 21 in Kerry, 19 in Galway, 17 in Clare, 13 in Meath, 12 in Louth, 12 in Monaghan, 9 in Offaly, 9 in Tipperary, 9 in Wicklow, 8 in Cavan, 8 in Wexford, 7 in Carlow, 7 in Sligo, 7 in Roscommon, 6 in Mayo , 5 in Kilkenny, 5 in Westmeath, with the remaining 7 cases in 3 counties.

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: ‘The numbers being reported today and over the past week represent a significant escalation in the profile of Covid-19 in Ireland.

For those aged 70+ and those who are medically vulnerable, it is strongly recommended that you should limit the number of people you meet to a very small core group of family members, carers or friends, for short periods of time, while remaining physically distant.

‘We need to work together once again to make a significant impact on the number of cases in the community, and ultimately to reduce the number of people getting sick, being admitted to hospital and critical care, while protecting non-COVID healthcare services. I urge people in every county to follow the public health advice to stop the further spread of Covid-19.’

 

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure 0f 1,810 reflects this. 8 of the 10 deaths reported today occurred prior to September 2020.

 

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