There have been 95 new COVID-19 cases reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team today, but no additional deaths related to the disease.
There have now been a total of 29,206 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in ireland, and the death toll from the pandemic remains at 1,777 people.
Validation of data by the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of three previously confirmed cases, which is reflected in the national tally.
None of the cases notified today are in Galway, and the latest county figures, with data up to midnight on Tuesday, August 1 shows 517 cases in total in the city and county.
Of the cases notified today:
- 52 are men and 43 are women
- 67% are under 45 years of age
- 47% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 16 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 51 are in Dublin, 6 in Kildare, 6 in Meath, and the remaining 32 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow
“This virus relies on human contact,” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Office, adding, “The virus has not changed and neither have the basic measures that keep us all protected.”
“It is these basic measures that are most important to keep COVID-19 under control.”
Dr Glynn emphasised the need to regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds, know the proper way to wear a face covering, social distance, and practice proper coughing etiquette.
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