Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 3rd October

October 3, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 10 people with COVID-19 have died. There has now been a total of 1,810* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 1,810 reflects this. 8 of the 10 deaths reported today occurred prior to September 2020.) As of midnight Friday 2 October, the HPSC has been notified of 613 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 37,668* * confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(* *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 8 cases. The figure of 37,668 reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 315 are men and 294 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • 30% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 58 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 224 cases are in Dublin, 58 in Donegal, 46 in Cork, 44 in Kildare, 31 in Limerick, 28 in Laois, 21 in Kerry, 19 in Galway, 17 in Clare, 13 in Meath, 12 in Louth, 12 in Monaghan, 9 in Offaly, 9 in Tipperary, 9 in Wicklow, 8 in Cavan, 8 in Wexford, 7 in Carlow, 7 in Sligo, 7 in Roscommon, 6 in Mayo, 5 in Kilkenny, 5 in Westmeath, with the remaining 7 cases in 3 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.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:

The numbers being reported today and over the past week represent a significant escalation in the profile of OVID-19 in Ireland.

For those aged 70+ and those who are medically vulnerable to COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that you should limit the number of people you meet to a very small core group of family members, carers or friends, for short periods of time, while remaining physically distant.

We need to work together once again to make a significant impact on the number of cases in the community, and ultimately to reduce the number of people getting sick, being admitted to hospital and critical care, while protecting non-COVID healthcare services. I urge people in every county to follow the public health advice to stop the further spread of COVID-19.

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