The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 5 people with COVID-19 have died.
There has been a total of 1,802 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Friday 25 September, the HPSC has been notified of 248 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
There is now a total of 34,560 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today; 132 are men and 115 are women. 67% are under 45 years of age.
36% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case. While a further 36 cases have been identified as community transmission.
Of the 248 cases, 104 are in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 36 in Cork, 8 in Kildare, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Laois, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Longford, 5 in Monaghan, 5 in Wexford, and the remaining 22 cases are in 11 other 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.
Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for getting COVID-19:
- Distance – the risk of getting COVID-19 increases as the distance between you and others gets smaller. Keep 2 metres apart where possible
- Activity – How you spend time with people and what you do with them can increase your risk. Follow the government’s Stay Safe Guidelines when spending time with others
- Time – The more time you spend in close contact with other people can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Keep track of who you spend time with and how
- Environment – Being outdoors is safer than being indoors. Where possible, meet with others outdoors. If this is not possible, keep windows and doors open when meeting others inside
- Symptoms – Know the symptoms. If you have them self-isolate and contact your GP immediately
Know the symptoms of COVID-19
- a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above)
- a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- flu like symptoms