COVID-19: 164 More Cases In Ir...


COVID-19: 164 More Cases In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:19 26 Aug 2020

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There have been 164 more cases of COVID-19 reported here

While there have been no new deaths associated with the virus.

There have been a total of 28,363 confirmed cases and 1,777 deaths in Ireland

Of the cases notified today:

  • 83 are men / 81 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • 80 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 21 cases have been identified as community transmission

There are 93 cases in Dublin, 22 in Kildare, 10 in Tipperary, nine in Cork, eight in Carlow, six in Waterford and six in Offaly.

The remaining 10 cases are in Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth and Roscommon.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said: "We have seen a significant number of cases in Dublin, Kildare, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Carlow over the past number of days.

"I would urge people everywhere to follow the public health advice and reduce mixing of households where at all possible.

"As we head into autumn when people are more likely to have cold or flu-like symptoms' please do not adopt a wait and see approach.

"The greatest protection you can give your family and friends is to isolate as soon as you have any symptoms and contact your GP by phone.

"Remember, there should be no charge for either a consultation with your GP nor for a COVID-19 test should you require one."

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