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Coronavirus: 196 new cases and no further deaths confirmed in Ireland

Health officials released the latest Covid-19 figures this evening.

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Updated Sep 10th 2020, 5:47 PM

THERE HAVE BEEN a further 196 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, health officials said this evening.

The Department of Health also reported no further deaths associated with the disease.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland to 30,360.

The total number of people with Covid-19 who have died is 1,781.

Of the cases confirmed today, 107 were in Dublin, 12 in Waterford, 11 in Limerick, eight in Wicklow, seven in Meath, seven in Kildare, six in Laois and six in Westmeath.

The remaining 32 cases are located in Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wexford.

The majority of cases (61%) were in people under the age of 45.

Community transmission was identified in 37 cases, while 43% of today’s cases are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.

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In a statement, acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: “Today we have at least 37 cases linked with community transmission.

27 of today’s cases are over the age of 65 years. By limiting our contacts, we limit the opportunity Covid-19 has to spread through the community and ultimately we protect our families, our communities and those who are most vulnerable to the severest impacts of the disease.

Earlier today, a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) concluded and will recommend to government further restrictions on visits to households in Dublin amid a spike in cases in the capital. 

Public officials have recommended to Government that only six people, from two other households, instead of three other households will be allowed, TheJournal.ie understands.

If accepted by the Government, the measures would be introduced for three weeks in Dublin.

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