Monday, September 21, 2020

There has been a sharp increase in the number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in counties Galway and Roscommon this evening. .

Galway is reporting 13 new cases to bring its total since the start of the pandemic to 620, while an additional seven cases have been reported in Roscommon, which brings the county’s total of 393.

There has also been another spike in cases in Donegal with an additional 21 infections reported, bringing that county’s total to 701

There is no data for Mayo, but if there is an increase in cases it is less than five. Mayo’s total currently stands at 626.

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today.

There has been a total of 1,792 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight on Sunday, September 20, the HPSC has been notified of 188 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There has now been a total of 33,121 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 96 are men and 90 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • 36% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 19 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 76 cases are in Dublin, 25 in Cork, 21 in Donegal, 16 in Kildare, 13 in Galway, 7 in Roscommon and 7 in Waterford, with the remaining 23 cases spread across 12 unnamed 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 spirit of the response to COVID-19 since the outset of this pandemic has been solidarity and cooperation. While this pandemic is a uniquely challenging time for everyone, we can and will support one another in getting through this.

“Encourage your family and friends to heed the public health advice. Now more than ever, we need to work collectively. Our individual actions count on a population level.

“Every one of us doing our bit in our daily lives – halving our social contacts, working from home, keeping our distance, wearing a face covering, washing our hands – matters a great deal. These small, positive steps taken together amount to our best and strongest defence against the virus.”

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