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

September 3, 2020 0

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Wednesday 2 September, the HPSC has been notified of 95 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 29,206* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 52 are men / 43 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • 47% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case 
  • 16 cases have been identified as community transmission 
  • 51 in Dublin, 6 in Kildare, 6 in Meath, the remaining 32 cases are Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

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; “This virus relies on human contact. The virus has not changed and neither have the basic measures that keep us all protected. It is these basic measures that are most important to keep COVID-19 under control. Remember to wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, to know the safe way to wear a face covering, avoid touching your face, cough into your elbow, reduce your social contacts and keep a physical distance of 2 metres at the top of your mind when you do meet others.”

*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 3 cases. The figure of 29,206 reflects this.

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