Ten more people with Covid-19 have died, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has this evening announced.
It brings the number of Covid-19 related deaths reported in Ireland to 1,810.
Eight of the 10 deaths reported today occurred prior to September 2020.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has also been notified of 613 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Of these, 224 cases are in Dublin, 58 in Donegal, 46 in Cork, 44 in Kildare,31 in Limerick, 28 in Laois, 21 in Kerry, 19 in Galway, 17 in Clare, 13 in Meath, 12 in Louth, 12 in Monaghan, 9 in Offaly, 9 in Tipperary, 9 in Wicklow, 8 in Cavan, 8 in Wexford, 7 in Carlow, 7 in Sligo, 7 in Roscommon, 6 in Mayo , 5 in Kilkenny, 5 in Westmeath, with the remaining 7 cases in 3 counties.
Some 30% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case and 58 cases have been identified as community transmission. The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
This evening, 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.”