News

Covid-19 Tuesday: 1 death, 307 new cases

September 8th, 2020 6:01 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

There were 166 new cases confirmed in Dublin, and 21 in Cork. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Share this article

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that one person with Covid-19 has died.

There has now been a total of 1,778 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday 7th September, the HPSC has been notified of 307 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 30,080* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 160 are men / 146 are women
  • 73% are under 45 years of age
  • 64% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 72 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 182 in Dublin, 25 in Kildare, 19 in Limerick, 15 in Wexford, 15 in Louth, 8 in Wicklow, 6 in Galway, 6 in Clare, 6 in Kilkenny and the remaining 25 cases are located in Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath.

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: ‘182 of today’s cases are located in Dublin and at least 44 of these are associated with community transmission.

 

‘I urge everyone to follow the public health advice and keep your distance. Do not underestimate the risks associated with any of your interactions, including with your family, friends or work colleagues. Now is not a time to let down your guard – assume that you or those that you meet may be infectious and act accordingly.’

 

*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed cases. The figure of 30,080 confirmed cases reflects this.

 

  • To watch or listen to the Southern Star Coronavirus Podcast, please search Coronavirus Podcast at the top of this page or see the Southern Star on YouTube. This week’s podcast features an interview with former junior minister and Fine Gael TD Jim Daly who talks about life after politics, having more time for his family, looking to the future and his new role, and also his strong opinions on ‘Golfgate’ . And we also have music from the Southern Star Sessions, from folk singer John Blek.

 

  • You can subscribe to the Southern Star Coronavirus podcast which is available on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

 

 

 

 

Subscribe to the Southern Star's YouTube channel, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news and sport from West Cork.

Share this article

Related content

Subscribe

to our mailing list for the latest news and sport:

Thank You!

You have successfully been subscribed to SouthernStar newsletter!

Form submitting... Thank you for waiting.