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Covid-19 Tuesday; 1 death, 363 new cases

September 29th, 2020 5:59 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Of today's cases, 199 are in Dublin, 104 in Cork, 67 in Meath, 50 in Limerick, and 41 are in Kildare.(Photo: Shutterstock)

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with Covid-19 has died.

There has now been a total of 1,803 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday, 28 September, the HPSC has been notified of 363 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 35,740 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 172 are men /191 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • 47% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 58 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 154 cases are in Dublin, 40 in Cork, 23 in Donegal, 16 in Wexford, 15 in Roscommon, 14 in Galway, 14 in Monaghan, 11 in Kildare, 11 in Meath, 11 in Wicklow, 9 in Limerick, 6 in Clare, 5 in Mayo, 5 in Tipperary with the remaining 29 cases in 9 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:

 

‘Public buy-in and willingness to adhere to public health guidance remains the frontline of our defence against the spread of Covid-19. The vast majority of people continue to take the necessary steps in their everyday activities to protect themselves and others.

 

‘If you start to experience symptoms, stay at home and contact your GP to assess your need for a Covid-19 test as soon as possible. If you have been informed that you are a close contact of someone who has the illness, please don’t meet up with other people, including your family or friends, don’t go to work or college, don’t play sport, and avail of a test when it is offered. I know that these are difficult choices for people to make, but each individual effort will make a significant impact on the spread of this disease and, ultimately, on the numbers of deaths that we can prevent this winter.’

 

  • To watch or listen to the Southern Star Coronavirus Podcast, please search ‘Coronavirus Podcast’ at the top right of this page or see the Southern Star on YouTube. This week’s podcast features an interview with Save Our Skibbereen campaigner Brendan McCarthy, on the first anniversary of the campaign’s victory over a proposed plastics factory in the town. The school principal also talks about coping with Covid in our schools, and how the festival circuit has been impacted by the pandemic.

 

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

 

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