Two more people have died with Covid-19 in the Republic and there are 234 new cases.
The death toll in the Republic now stands at 1,794.
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
There has now been a total of 1,794 #COVID19 related deaths in Ireland.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) September 23, 2020
Of the cases notified today;
- 115 are men / 119 are women
- 68% are under 45 years of age
- 49% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 34 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 103 cases are in Dublin, 30 in Donegal, 22 in Galway, 21 in Cork, 13 in Wicklow, 12 in Louth, 9 in Kildare, 8 in Meath, with the remaining 17 spread across 10 counties.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
"The single most important thing that people all across the country need to do now is to reduce their social contacts."
"We all need to cut down on discretionary social activities."
"Meeting fewer people means fewer opportunities for the virus to transmit."
"Please prioritise who you choose to meet and try to keep your social network as small as possible."
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.