Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 26th September

September 26, 2020 0

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 5 people with COVID-19 have died. There has now been a total of 1,802 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Friday 25 September, the HPSC has been notified of 248 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 34,560* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

(*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 3 confirmed cases. The figure of 34,560 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 132 are men and 115 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • 36% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 36 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 104 are in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 36 in Cork, 8 in Kildare, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Laois, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Longford, 5 in Monaghan, 5 in Wexford, and the remaining 22 cases are in 11 other 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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