There were 430 new cases of coronavirus reported nationally last night.
Now Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn is asking the public to begin the week with a new attitude to reducing the spread of Covid-19 in the community:
“As we start into this new week, I am asking every household across the country to sit together this evening and make a plan to reduce the number of people you meet this week.” Dr Glynn said.
“We have absolutely no room for complacency. If every person, family, workplace and organisation does not play their part the situation will continue to deteriorate.
“For people who live in Donegal and Dublin remember Government advice is to work from home unless it is essential to attend in person.
“For people living in these and all other counties, assume that Covid-19 is circulating in your community and act accordingly.”
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) September 27, 2020
Last night’s figures represent the largest daily number of coronavirus infections since late April.
Of the 430 new patients, 212 were reported in Dublin, 54 in Cork, 23 in Donegal, 23 in Galway, 16 in Louth, 15 in Monaghan, 12 in Clare, 12 in Meath, 9 in Cavan, 8 in Roscommon, 7 in Wicklow, 6 in Limerick, 5 in Kildare, 5 in Tipperary.
A further 23 cases were spread across nine other counties.