Increase in confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Offaly as over 270 new cases recorded in Ireland

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Increase in confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Offaly in latest update

Increase in confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Offaly in latest update

The National Public Health Emergency Team has given its latest update on Covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday, September 18, the HPSC has been notified of 274 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 32,538* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today 166 are in Dublin, 21 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 7 in Kildare, 7 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford, 6 in Wicklow, 5 in Louth, 5 in Limerick and 5 in Meath and the remaining 27 cases are located across 12 counties.

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142 are men / 129 are women
65% are under 45 years of age
52% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
52 cases have been identified as community transmission

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The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has now been a total of 1,792 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.