326 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
“While there is every chance that other areas will have to move to Level 3, there is nothing inevitable about it.”
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre reported 326 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and no new deaths in relation to the virus in Ireland on Friday (25 September).
Of the cases reported on Friday, there were:
- 152 in Dublin
- 32 in Cork
- 22 in Donegal
- 21 in Galway
- 15 in Meath
- 11 in Kildare
- 9 in Kerry
- 8 in Louth and Westmeath
- 6 in Limerick, Mayo and Tipperary
- 5 in Wexford
- 25 remaining cases spread between eight counties
69% of cases were reported in people under the age of 45 and 33% of cases are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.
49 cases reported on Friday have been confirmed as community transmission.
Commenting on the cases reported on Friday, Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn appealed to people everywhere, particularly in Donegal and Dublin, to heed public health advice.
“I ask every individual to take personal responsibility to prioritise who you need to see, limit the size of your social network and reduce your social contacts over the coming days and weeks,” Glynn said.
“Because while there is every chance that other areas will have to move to Level 3, there is nothing inevitable about it. We have seen previously how people working together can turn the tide on this virus and bring increasing trajectories back under control.
“Know how valuable your individual actions are. Your choices and your actions are part of how we will succeed.”