Three more deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported by the Department of Health today, along with 357 new confirmed cases.
There have now been a total of 31,549 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, and the pandemic has claimed 1,787 lives.
Validation of data by the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of two previously confirmed cases, which is reflected in the national figure.
Of the cases reported today, at least one was in Galway, as 32 cases in total have been reported across counties Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo and Wexford.
The latest county breakdown shows that two of the cases reported yesterday were in Galway, and the countywide cumulative figure currently stands at 564.
The vast majority of today’s cases were in Dublin, 218 in total, which has had additional restrictions placed on it under the new government plan for living with the virus.
Of the cases notified today:
- 85 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
“In the first half of 2020, Ireland responded swiftly to a new and unpredictable pandemic,” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer.
“Our collective response suppressed the curve, saved lives and put us on a solid foundation to deal with COVID-19 going forward.”
We must focus on a medium term response to the COVID-19 pandemic he said, which is the focus of the 5-Level framework launched by the government today.
“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.”