Coronavirus: 142 New Cases Con...


Coronavirus: 142 New Cases Confirmed In Republic

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There have been 142 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic.

No further deaths have been reported.

Today's new cases bring the total number of cases to date to 28,720.

Of today's cases, 32 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 19 have been identified as community transmission.

59 of the new cases were reported in Dublin, 20 in Kildare, 14 in Donegal, 14 in Limerick, eight in Wexford, six in Tipperary and the remaining 21 across Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Mayo, Meath and Wicklow.

Today's figures come six months after the first case of the virus was reported here on February 29th.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "It has been a very difficult time for many and few have been left untouched in some way by the negative effects of this pandemic.

“However, it has also been a time of incredible solidarity, a time when a sense of community has come to the fore. We have seen innovation, cooperation, volunteerism and charity, and kindness on an enormous scale.

"Our frontline workers have stepped up again and again. But underpinning it all has been each person playing their part by making the right choices, many times, each day."

He said the curve has been flattened, but it will be people's behaviours that make the difference as the number of cases rises.

As of 8am this morning, there were 30 confirmed COVID-19 cases being treated in the country's hospitals.

Five coronavirus patients remain in intensive care.

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

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