Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 19th September 2020

September 19, 2020 0

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,792 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Friday 18 September, the HPSC has been notified of 274 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 32,538* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 7 confirmed cases. The figure of 32,538 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 142 are men and 129 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • 52% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 52 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 166 in Dublin, 21 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 7 in Kildare, 7 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford, 6 in Wicklow, 5 in Louth, 5 in Limerick and 5 in Meath and the remaining 27 cases are located across 12 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.

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