Three deaths, 357 new cases with five in Mayo

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that three people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the total to 1,787.

As of midnight on Monday, the HPSC has been notified of 357 confirmed cases, including five in Mayo.

Of the cases notified today:

185 are men and 172 are women.

63% are under 45 years of age.

38% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.

60 cases have been identified as community transmission.

218 are in Dublin, 18 in Louth, 12 in Waterford, 11 in Kildare, 9 in Cork, 8 in Kerry, 8 in Limerick, 8 in Meath, 7 in Westmeath, 6 in Wicklow, 5 in Offaly, 5 in Roscommon, 5 in Mayo, 5 in Tipperary and the remaining 32 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo and Wexford.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said: "In the first half of 2020, Ireland responded swiftly to a new and unpredictable pandemic.

"Our collective response suppressed the curve, saved lives and put us on a solid foundation to deal with Covid-19 going forward.

"Now, we must focus on our response to the pandemic in the medium term.

"Today, Government launched a 5-Level framework. At the heart of this framework are three core messages.

"Combination prevention, continued cooperation and solidarity across society remains central to our response.

"The basic preventions against the spread of Covid-19 remain unchanged; wash your hands regularly, physically distance from others including friends and family, wear a face covering, know the symptoms and what to do if you experience them."