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Coronavirus: 200 New Cases Confirmed In Republic

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

06:18 15 Aug 2020


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200 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Republic.

It's the highest number of new cases reported in a day since the beginning of May, and brings the total number of cases to date to 27,191.

There have been no further deaths reported.

81 of the new cases are in Kildare, 56 in Dublin, 13 in Tipperary, eight in Limerick, six Laois, six in Galway, five in Kilkenny, five in Meath and the rest of the 20 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Louth, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford, Wicklow.

68 of the new confirmed cases are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 25 cases have been identified as community transmission

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said: “This is the largest number of cases in a single day since the beginning of May.

"We now have multiple clusters with secondary spread of disease and rising numbers of cases in many parts of the country. This is deeply concerning.

"NPHET will monitor this extremely closely over the coming days.

“This virus is still out there and has not gone away. COVID-19 seeks to capitalise on complacency and is just waiting for the opportunity to spread. I am asking everyone, especially those who are over 70 or medically vulnerable, to limit your contacts, keep your distance from other people and take extra care to heed public health advice."

As of this morning, there were 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Irish hospitals and eight cases in intensive care.

Main image: File photo of Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Picture by: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

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