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COVID-19: 92 New Cases Reported In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:13 13 Aug 2020


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There have been 92 further cases of the coronavirus in Ireland, with no new deaths reported.

There has now been a total of 26,929 confirmed cases and 1,774 COVID-19 related deaths here.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 43 are men / 48 are women
  • 72% are under 45 years of age
  • 43 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 12 cases have been identified as community transmission

There have been 24 cases in Dublin, 24 in Kildare, eight in Limerick, six in Carlow, six in Kilkenny, five in Meath, five in Clare, and the remaining 14 cases are in Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wicklow.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said: "We expected that this week the daily figures we report would rise and fall.

"NPHET is closely monitoring all trends, patterns and changes in the data, including not just case numbers but locations, age groups, and sources of transmission.

"We are asking those in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to hold firm and stay with us in the measures introduced last weekend.

"As today's figures show, cases are also occurring in several other counties around the country.

"This is still about a united, whole of country approach.

"The only way we can effectively suppress COVID-19 across Ireland in the long term is if we act together to protect each other.

"Living with COVID-19 has undoubtedly been difficult and this pandemic has adversely impacted on people in many different ways.

"We know that what the public health advice asks you to do can be difficult, but we are asking you to stay the course with it."

He added: "Individual actions break the chains of transmission of this virus.

"Avoiding crowded places, limiting your social contacts, working from home where possible, not attending house parties, keeping 2m distance, washing your hands and wearing a face covering - all of these safe behaviours matter, and all of them add up to make a significant difference."


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