Covid-19 Update: Tue. 29th Sept. 2020 – 1 Death – 363 New Cases

Five new killer COVID-19 cases confirmed in Co. Tipperary.

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there have been sadly one death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,803.

However, there are 363 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 35,740.

Of today’s cases 5 are in Co. Tipperary; 154 are in Dublin; 40 in Cork; 23 in Donegal; 16 in Wexford; 15 in Roscommon; 14 each in Galway and Monaghan; 11 each in Kildare, Meath, and Wicklow; 9 in Limerick, 6 in Clare, 5 in Mayo with the other 29 cases located in nine other counties.

There have been 320 new cases in Northern Ireland, during the past 24 hours.

Further lockdown measures are being imposed across the UK, as they report 7,143 new cases of coronavirus today, the highest single figure to date, and 71 deaths, the biggest toll since last July.

The Irish Health Service Executive is to start looking back 14 days in relation to new confirmed cases of Covid-19, as part of an enhanced surveillance process for contact tracing.

Chief Executive Paul Reid said the cost of testing this year is estimated at €450 million and the estimate for next year will be €700m.

Please do make a special 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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