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COVID-19: No Further Deaths And 45 New Cases Confirmed In Ireland

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06:12 1 Aug 2020


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There have been 45 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health.

The latest figures bring the total amount of cases here to 26,109.

This includes the denotification of one case following the validation of data at the HPSC.

No further coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, meaning the number stands at 1,763.

Of the cases notified today, 77% are under 45 years of age and 50% concern people aged between 25 and 44.

23 are men and 22 are women.

Nine cases are located in Limerick, eight in Kildare, seven in Mayo, six in Cavan, four in Dublin, with the remainder spread across five other counties.

18 are associated with outbreaks or close contacts of a confirmed case and 12 cases have been identified as community transmission.

The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "Over the last five days we have seen an average of 44 cases a day.

"This trend is clearly concerning and now is the time to ensure you and your families are making every effort to keep each other safe.

“Ensure gatherings are kept to a minimum and invite no more than 10 others into your home. Do not organise or attend house parties.

“Restaurants must enforce a limit of 50 people (including staff) on their premises at any one time. All workplaces should again review their procedures and protocols."

He advised: “Avoid congregated settings or environments where safety precautions are not in place.

“Wash your hands regularly, carry hand sanitizer and wear a face covering where appropriate.

“Ensure you isolate immediately if you experience any flu like symptoms."

Dr Glynn added: “It is our individual action that will stop the spread.”

Main image: Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health pictured last week. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie


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