Coronavirus: 21 New Cases, One...


Coronavirus: 21 New Cases, One Further Death

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:15 16 Jul 2020

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New figures show there has been one further death as a result of COVID-19.

There have also been 21 new confirmed cases of the virus.

It means there have been 1,749 deaths and 25,698 cases in Ireland.

The HSE says it's working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Over the past 14 days 239 cases have been notified, of which 186 have actually arisen during that period.

This gives a 14-day incidence of 3.91 per 100,000 population.

Of these 186 cases, the median age was 33 with 69% younger than 45-years-old.

Some 71 cases were men while 113 were women, with 41 having underlying medical conditions.

Some 36% of these cases were healthcare workers.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said: "The cases which we will report next week have already been seeded, however we have the power to limit the spread and impact of this disease beyond that.

"The way we do so is through following public health advice, avoiding high risk situations and encouraging our friends and family to do the same."

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, added: "Our best estimate of the R-number currently stands at 1.4 but it could be as high as 1.8.

"We have an opportunity now to maintain suppression of the virus."

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