Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 17th September 2020

September 17, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 person with COVID-19 has died. There has now been a total of 1,789 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Wednesday 16 September, the HPSC has been notified of 240 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 32,023* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 16 confirmed cases. The figure of 32,023 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 119 are men and 120 are women
  • 61% are under 45 years of age
  • 47% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 44 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 119 are in Dublin, 19 in Wicklow, 17 in Kildare, 16 in Donegal, 15 in Waterford, 10 in Limerick, 8 in Cork, 6 in Louth, 5 in Wexford and the remaining 24 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, 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:

50% of today’s cases are in Dublin. We are now seeing a higher proportion of cases in older age groups.

Act now to save lives. Limit your contacts as much as possible. Assume you and those you meet are infectious, keep your distance and do your part to keep others safe.

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.