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COVID-19: 396 New Cases In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:39 20 Sep 2020


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There have been 396 more cases of COVID-19 in Ireland - with 241 of those in Dublin.

While no new deaths have been reported.

There has now been 32,933 cases of COVID-19 and 1,792 related deaths here.

This includes the denotification of one confirmed case.

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

Some 36 cases are in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 12 in Galway, 11 in Meath, 11 in Kildare, nine in Monaghan, seven in Louth, six in Clare, six in Offaly, six in Waterford and five in Wicklow.

The remaining 27 cases are spread across 11 counties.

Figures show there are 82 people in hospital, with 17 in ICU.

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."

He added: "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."


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