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COVID-19: No Further Deaths, 231 New Cases Confirmed in Ireland

Marita Moloney
Marita Moloney

05:36 5 Sep 2020


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There have been 231 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 29,534.

No further deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, meaning the number of coronavirus-related deaths here stands at 1,777.

Of the latest cases, 69% concern people who are under 45 years of age.

48% of cases are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 54 have been identified as community transmission.

Regarding the new cases, 133 are in Dublin, 18 are in Kildare, 13 are in Limerick, eight are in Offaly, and seven are in both Galway and Wicklow.

There are six cases each in Meath and Cork, and five each in Donegal, Cavan, and Waterford.

The remaining 18 cases in Carlow, Clare, Kerry, Laois, Leitrim, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo, and Tipperary.

Dublin warning

The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "While there is a significant number of cases in Dublin today, it is important to look at the day’s figures in the context of our 7 and 14-day incidence rates.

"NPHET pays close attention to trends and patterns in the data over time in order to analyse the progression of COVID-19 both across the country and in particular areas or settings.

“However, it is now really important that people in Dublin keep their social contacts as low as possible.

"It is also vitally important that if you feel unwell, you self-isolate immediately.

"Phone your GP without delay if you have a concern. Know the symptoms to pay close attention to - cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of sense of taste or smell."

He added: “Given the increase in the number of cases in Dublin, the HSE has opened two pop-up COVID-19 swabbing centres in Dublin this weekend, at Croke Park and at Castleknock Health Centre.

"Please come forward for testing if you have any concerns. Remember that if you do need a test, it will be free.”

Main image: Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health this week. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie


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