Thursday, September 10, 2020

THE Department of Health has reported 196 new cases of Covid-19 today and no new deaths. 12 of the cases announced today are from Waterford. Meanwhile in University Hospital Waterford there is another new positive case meaning that there are now two positive patients and as of 11am this morning there are 11 people waiting for the results of swab tests.

This is the highest daily increase in Waterford since April 16 (11)

Of the 196 cases announced today:

  • 103 are men / 91 are women
  • 61% are under 45 years of age
  • 43% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 37 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 107 in Dublin, 12 in Waterford, 11 in Limerick, 8 in Wicklow, 7 in Meath, 7 in Kildare, 6 in Laois, 6 in Westmeath, and the remaining 32 cases are located in Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wexford.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today we have at least 37 cases linked with community transmission. 27 of today’s cases are over the age of 65 years. By limiting our contacts, we limit the opportunity COVID-19 has to spread through the community and ultimately we protect our families, our communities and those who are most vulnerable to the severest impacts of the disease.”

 

 

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