396 new cases of Covid-19, 9 people admitted to hospital in last 24 hours 4 weeks ago

396 new cases of Covid-19, 9 people admitted to hospital in last 24 hours

There are currently 17 confirmed cases in ICU.

There have been 396 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 notified in the Republic of Ireland today, no further deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health on Sunday evening, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 32,933, while the number of deaths remains at yesterday's total of 1,792.

Today's numbers bring the 5-day average of daily confirmed cases to 283.4, a rise from yesterday's figure of 275.6.

There are currently 82 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Irish hospitals, with nine people admitted and one discharged in the last 24 hours. There are 17 confirmed cases of the virus in ICU, with one admitted since yesterday.

Of the cases notified today;

·         172 are men / 224 are women

·         70% are under 45 years of age

·         26% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case

·         58 cases have been identified as community transmission

241 cases of the cases reported today are in Dublin, 36 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 12 in Galway, 11 in Meath, 11 in Kildare, 9 in Monaghan, 7 in Louth, 6 in Clare, 6 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford and 5 in Wicklow, with the remaining 27 cases spread across 11 counties.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said: “The cases we are reporting today were seeded in the last week.

“This virus spreads from person to person. We now have a collective task across the country to break the chains of transmission and stop this virus from spreading further.

“Plan to see half the number of people this week that you saw last week. When you do meet, do so safely – keep your distance, wear a face covering if appropriate and wash your hands.

“Every individual action we take to interrupt the transmission of this disease keeps ourselves and our families safe.”