One more person with Covid-19 has died, 363 new confirmed cases 1 month ago

One more person with Covid-19 has died, 363 new confirmed cases

“If you start to experience symptoms, stay at home and contact your GP to assess your need for a Covid-19 test as soon as possible."

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified that one person with Covid-19 has died.

The HSPC has been informed of 363 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

47% 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.

154 of the cases are in Dublin, 40 are in Cork, 23 are in Donegal, 16 are in Wexford, 15 are in Roscommon, 14 are in Galway, 14 are in Monaghan, 11 are in Kildare, 11 are in Meath, 11 are in Wicklow, nine are in Limerick, six are in Clare, five are in Mayo, five are in Tipperary with the remaining 29 cases in nine counties.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Public buy-in and willingness to adhere to public health guidance remains the frontline of our defence against the spread of Covid-19.

"The vast majority of people continue to take the necessary steps in their everyday activities to protect themselves and others.

“If you start to experience symptoms, stay at home and contact your GP to assess your need for a Covid-19 test as soon as possible.

"If you have been informed that you are a close contact of someone who has the illness, please don’t meet up with other people, including your family or friends, don’t go to work or college, don’t play sport, and avail of a test when it is offered.

"I know that these are difficult choices for people to make, but each individual effort will make a significant impact on the spread of this disease and, ultimately, on the numbers of deaths that we can prevent this winter.”