More than 350 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported this evening, while one additional death has been confirmed.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said today that it had been informed that one person with Covid-19 has died, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to 1,803.
As of midnight Monday, 28 September, the HPSC has been notified of 363 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Of the cases notified today, 154 cases are in Dublin, 40 in Cork, 23 in Donegal, 16 in Wexford, 15 in Roscommon, 14 in Galway, 14 in Monaghan, 11 in Kildare, 11 in Meath, 11 in Wicklow, 9 in Limerick, 6 in Clare, 5 in Mayo, 5 in Tipperary with the remaining 29 cases in 9 counties.
A total of 172 are men /191 are women, 64% are under 45 years of age, 47% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case and 58 cases have been identified as community transmission.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, this evening renewed his appeal to the public to take steps to slow the spread of Covid-19.
“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.”