The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 5 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 1,816 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Tuesday 6th October the HPSC has been notified of 611 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 39,584 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
- 303 are men / 305 are women
- 59% are under 45 years of age
- 50% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 83 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 218 in Dublin, 63 in Cork, 60 in Donegal, 35 in Galway, 31 in Kildare and the remaining 204 are located across 21 counties.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “All key indicators of the disease have deteriorated further in the three days since the last meeting of NPHET on Sunday 4th October. COVID-19 is spreading in our community in a very worrying manner. We have to break these chains of transmission.”