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LATEST: Five new cases of Covid-19 in Longford

LATEST: Five new cases of Covid-19 in Longford

Five new cases of Covid-19 have been notified in Longford, it has emerged this evening.

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 5 people with Covid-19 have died.

There has been a total of 1,802 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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As of midnight Friday 25 September, the HPSC has been notified of 248 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

There is now a total of 34,560 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 132 are men / 115 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • 36% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case 
  • 36 cases have been identified as community transmission 
  • 104 in Dublin, 37 in Donegal, 36 in Cork, 8 in Kildare, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Laois, 6 in Offaly, 5 in Longford, 5 in Monaghan, 5 in Wexford, and the remaining 22 cases are in 11 other 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.

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The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Longford since the pandemic began currently stands at 328 (that figure excludes the five cases confirmed earlier this evening). 

CASES BY COUNTY IN THIS REGION (as of midnight on Thursday, September 24)
Longford         328
Leitrim            114
Westmeath     756
Cavan             931
Roscommon    413