Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 20th September

September 20, 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 Saturday 19 September, the HPSC has been notified of 396 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 32,933* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 32,933 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 172 are men and 224 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • 26% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 58 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 241 cases are in Dublin, 36 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 12 in Galway, 11 in Meath, 11 in Kildare, 9 in Monaghan, 7 in Louth, 6 in Clare, 6 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford and 5 in Wicklow, with the remaining 27 cases spread across 11 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 cases we are reporting today were seeded in the last week. This virus spreads from person to person. We now have a collective task across the country to break the chains of transmission and stop this virus from spreading further. Plan to see half the number of people this week that you saw last week. When you do meet, do so safely – keep your distance, wear a face covering if appropriate and wash your hands. Every individual action we take to interrupt the transmission of this disease keeps ourselves and our families 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.