“It is essential that there is a broad societal effort over the coming weeks. Every one of us has the power to interrupt the spread of this virus and now is a vital time to use it” so says the Chief Medical Officer.
Dr Tony Holohan’s comments come as the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1 additional death related to COVID-19. It also revealed that, as of midnight Monday, 5 October, there are also 432 further cases of the virus.
Eight previously classed cases of coronavirus have been denotified, meaning that to date there have now been 38,973 positive tests across the country and 1,811 related deaths.
Of the cases notified today 218 are men and 214 are women with 62% aged under 45 years. 48% are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case while 60 have been identified as community transmission.
111 of them are in Dublin, 51 in Donegal, 41 in Cork, 32 in Clare with the remaining 197 located across 20 counties. It hasn’t been clarified if Carlow & Kilkenny are among these but if they are the figures will add to the already confirmed local cases of 484 & 301 respectively.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn is reminding you that “If you experience a cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell please isolate and phone your GP without delay. Do not go to work and try not to interact with others. This is a vital action if we are to break the chains of transmission.”