Saturday, September 19, 2020

There have been no new Covid-19 deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) today. The total of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland remains at 1,792.

As of midnight Friday, 18 September, the HPSC has been notified of 274 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including six further cases in Waterford. There is now a total of 32,538 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the State.

Of the cases notified today:

* 142 are men, 129 are women

* 65% are under 45 years of age

* 52% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case

* 52 cases have been identified as community transmission

* The county-by-county breakdown is as follows: 166 in Dublin, 21 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 7 in Kildare, 7 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford, 6 in Wicklow, 5 in Louth, 5 in Limerick and 5 in Meath and the remaining 27 cases are located across 12 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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