There have been 3 deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team today, along with 84 new cases of coronavirus.
There have now been 30,164 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland, and the coronavirus has claimed 1,781 lives in the state.
Of the cases, reported today, at least one is in Galway, as NPHET has said that 22 cases are spread across Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wicklow.
The most up to date county breakdown, with data up to midnight on Monday, September 7, shows 546 cases in Galway city and county.
“We continue to see a concerning pattern of cases, particularly in Dublin,” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer.
“Transmission is diffuse across the county, is in all age groups and is mainly being driven by social interaction within and between households.”
Of the cases notified today;
- 32 are men / 52 are women
- 66% are under 45 years of age
- 30% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.
- 8 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 51 in Dublin, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Kildare and the remaining 22 cases are located in Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wicklow.
Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said that while the R number for the country as a whole is close to 1, in Dublin it is at approximately 1.4.
Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE gave advice on how to protect children and the wider community from the coronavirus with schools reopening.
“The greatest risk of transmission to school children is in the home setting,” Dr Henry said.
“International experience reveals that reopening of schools has not been associated with significantly increasing community transmission.”
“Instead, it is transmission of virus within communities that poses the greatest threat to schools.”
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