Tuesday, September 15, 2020

There has been a sharp increase in the county’s number of new Covid-19 cases with seven new cases reported in Roscommon over the last two days

The county accounts for five of the 357 new cases reported by the Department of Health this evening (Tuesday). In addition, there were two new cases reported in yesterday’s figures, according to the latest county by county figures. The official figure for Roscommon stands at 376, with the five cases today not being added to the official figures until tomorrow.

Of the cases notified today, 85 are men while 172 are women. 63% are under 45 years of age with 38% or just under two-thirds of all outbreaks are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case. A further 60 cases have been identified as community transmission.

Of the total number of cases 218 are in Dublin, 18 are in Louth, 12 are in Waterford, 11 are in  Kildare, 9 in Cork, 8 in Kerry, Limerick and Meath, seven in Westmeath and six in Wicklow.

Offaly, like Roscommon, has a further five new reported cases among the 357 newly reported cases of the virus, as well as Mayo and Tipperary. The remaining 32 cases are located in eleven other counties, which include counties Leitrim and Sligo.

The total number of cases in Ireland is 31,549 with 1,787 deaths from the virus.




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