Covid-19 Update: Thur. 17th Sept. 2020 – 1 New Death – 240 New Cases

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there has been sadly 1 new death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,789.

However, there are 240 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 32,023.

Of today’s confirmed cases, Dublin accounts for almost half with 119 cases; with 19 cases in Wicklow; 17 in Kildare; 16 in Donegal; 15 in Waterford; 10 in Limerick; 8 in Cork; 6 in Louth and 5 in Wexford. The remaining 24 cases are located, spread across counties Tipperary (748 cases todate); Carlow; Cavan; Clare; Galway; Kilkenny; Laois; Longford; Meath; Monaghan; Offaly and Westmeath.

There have been a further 149 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, but thankfully no further deaths.

Other Covid-19 virus news nationally

The National Public Health Emergency Team has advised that Dublin be now moved to the higher Level 3 risk rating on the Covid-19 plan.

Worldwide, figures continue to climb rapidly, today confirmed by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) show global cases have reached almost 30 million (29,940,411) with global deaths sadly having reached well over 942 thousand (942,259).

The HSE has stated that the number of Covid-19 cases which has occurred in schools is 131, with 96 cases believed to have arisen through community transmission, and a 35 where transmission may have occurred in a school.

Please do make an effort to stay safe by reducing social contacts; avoiding crowds; physically distancing; while wearing face coverings and washing your hands regularly.


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