613 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
“The numbers being reported today and over the past week represent a significant escalation in the profile of Covid-19 in Ireland."
Ten more people with Covid-19 have died, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Eight of these ten deaths occurred prior to September.
The HPSC has also been notified of 613 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
30% of the cases are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case while 58 cases have been identified as community transmission
224 cases are in Dublin, 58 are in Donegal, 46 are in Cork, 44 are in Kildare, 31 are in Limerick, 28 are in Laois, 21 are in Kerry, 19 are in Galway, 17 are in Clare, 13 are in Meath, 12 are in Louth, 12 are in Monaghan, nine are in Offaly, nine are in Tipperary, nine are in Wicklow, eight are in Cavan, eight are in Wexford, seven are in Carlow, seven are in Sligo, seven are in Roscommon, six are in Mayo, five are in Kilkenny, five are in Westmeath, with the remaining 7 cases in 3 counties.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “The numbers being reported today and over the past week represent a significant escalation in the profile of Covid-19 in Ireland.
"For those aged 70+ and those who are medically vulnerable to COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that you should limit the number of people you meet to a very small core group of family members, carers or friends, for short periods of time, while remaining physically distant.
"We need to work together once again to make a significant impact on the number of cases in the community, and ultimately to reduce the number of people getting sick, being admitted to hospital and critical care, while protecting non-COVID healthcare services.
"I urge people in every county to follow the public health advice to stop the further spread of COVID-19.”