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Coronavirus: No new deaths and 92 more cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update on national situation as well as local outbreaks in the Midlands.

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HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE said no new deaths have been recorded relating to Covid-19.

The Department of Health confirmed 92 new cases this evening. 

There have now been a total of 26,929 cases here, and 1,774 deaths of patients diagnosed with the disease. 

Of the cases notified today;

  • 43 are men / 48 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • 43 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 12 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 24 in Dublin, 24 in Kildare, 8 in Limerick, 6 in Carlow, 6 in Kilkenny, 5 in Meath, 5 in Clare, and remaining 14 cases are in Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wicklow.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer said: “We expected that this week the daily figures we report would rise and fall. NPHET is closely monitoring all trends, patterns and changes in the data, including not just case numbers but locations, age groups, and sources of transmission.

“We are asking those in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to hold firm and stay with us in the measures introduced last weekend. As today’s figures show, cases are also occurring in several other counties around the country. This is still about a united, whole of country approach. The only way we can effectively suppress Covid-19 across Ireland in the long term is if we act together to protect each other.

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