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Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team

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

There has been a total of 1,810 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Saturday 3 October, the HPSC has been notified of 364 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has now been a total of 38,032 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 195 are men / 168 are women
  • 74% are under 45 years of age
  • 27% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 42 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 100 cases are in Dublin, 55 in Cork, 31 in Donegal, 24 in Limerick, 23 in Galway, 17 in Clare, 14 in Sligo, 13 in Roscommon, 10 in Kerry, 8 in Tipperary, 8 in Wicklow, 7 in Kildare, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Cavan, 5 in Mayo, 5 in Meath, with the remaining 27 cases in 9 counties

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

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

Hospital statistics

Total number of cases 37 668
Total number hospitalised3 653
Total number admitted to ICU474
Total number of deaths1 557
Total number of healthcare workers                                          9 318
Number clusters notified4 423
Cases associated with clusters21 014

Gender of patients

GenderNumber of casesChange since the day before
Female20,622293
Male17,009315
Unknown373
Total37,668611

Age range affected

Age rangeNumber of casesChange since the day before
0 – 457118
14-May1,26241
15 – 244,694155
25 – 346,622102
35 – 446,37599
45 – 546,23977
55 – 644,36468
65 – 742,4229
75 – 842,5829
85+2,51513

How COVID-19 is spreading

Transmission classification%
Community transmission28.5
Close contact with confirmed case67.7
Travel abroad2.3
Unknown1.6

Note:

In the event that a person tests positive for COVID-19 and hasn’t been abroad or had contact with another confirmed case in Ireland, that’s known as community transmission.

In the event that a person who tests positive for COVID-19 can be linked to another confirmed case in Ireland, that’s known as close contact.

Hospitalised cases by age group

Age rangeNumber of casesChange since the day before
0 – 4332
14-May26No change
15 – 241001
25 – 342211
35 – 442972
45 – 544932
55 – 645432
65 – 74653No change
75 – 84791No change
85+495No change
Unknown1No change

Cases by county

Note: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, county totals may change due to cases being reassigned to another county. Totals can go up or down.

CountyNumber of casesChange since the day before
Carlow2997
Cavan9808
Clare62617
Cork2,29946
Donegal1,07158
Dublin17,72224
Galway81418
Kerry42621
Kildare2,65743
Kilkenny4777
Laois49332
Leitrim1191
Limerick101431
Longford3753
Louth1,06612
Mayo6606
Meath1,1113
Monaghan70912
Offaly7489
Roscommon4777
Sligo1907
Tipperary8159
Waterford3483
Westmeath7965
Wexford4188
Wicklow9619

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