Coronavirus: 102 New Cases And...


Coronavirus: 102 New Cases And No Further Deaths In Republic

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There have been 102 new cases of coronavirus in the Republic today.

No further deaths have been reported, which has now been the case since August 22nd.

Today's figures bring the total number of cases to date to 29,774, while the number of deaths remains at 1,777.

Of today's cases, 56 are in Dublin, 11 in Leitrim, six in Galway, and 29 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wexford.

48% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 19 cases have been identified as community transmission.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says there is particular concern about recent cases in Dublin and Limerick.

He said: "The next seven days are vital; everyone needs to reduce their contacts and assume any person you do meet may be carrying the virus.”

As of this morning, there were 49 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country's hospitals.

The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care stands at six.

Main image: File photo of Dr Ronan Glynn. Picture by Sam Boal /

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