The National Public Health Emergency Team has confirmed 617 more cases of Covid 19 in the Republic, with five more deaths.
No specific figure is given for Donegal, but the figure is likely to be well down on the 53 cases reported in the county yesterday.
In total, 40,703 people have been diagnosed with Covid 19 since the start of the pandemic, with 1,821 deaths linked to the virus.
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 1,821* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Thursday 8th October the HPSC has been notified of 617 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 40,703 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
- 310 are men / 307 are women
- 73% are under 45 years of age
- 33% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 72 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 123 in Dublin, 107 in Cork, 42 in Meath, 36 in Kerry, 35 in Galway and the remaining 274 cases are located across 21 counties.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “The profile of the disease continues to deteriorate. There have been an additional 32 hospitalisations and 8 ICU admissions in the past 24 hours. We are continuing to see a high number of daily cases.
“It is vital that we interrupt the transmission of the virus now.
“NPHET continues to monitor the situation however it is early, individual action that is needed to suppress the virus. Please follow public health advice and do your part to make an impact on the disease.”
*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 1,821 deaths reflects this.