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Covid-19: 196 new cases confirmed in the country, no deaths have been reported

New 196 Covid cases have been confirmed in Ireland. No new deaths were reported in the country.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in Ireland to 30,360. The death toll remains at 1,781 as no new deaths have been confirmed.

With 107 cases, Dublin registered the higher number of Covid cases in Ireland.

There were 12 cases reported in Waterford, 11 in Limerick, 8 in Wicklow, 7 each in Meath and Kildare, and 6 each in Laois and Westmeath.

The remaining 32 cases are in Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wexford.

Although there have been 112 more cases than yesterday, the fact that no new deaths have been reported is a small relief for the country. However, there is no drop in covid cases in Dublin, which is a cause of concern.

Of the cases confirmed today,

● 61% are under the age of 45

● 37 cases were identified as community transmission

● 43% of today’s cases are associated with outbreaks or close contacts of a confirmed case.

● 27 cases are over the age of 65

“By limiting our contacts, we limit the opportunity Covid-19 has to spread through the community and ultimately we protect our families, our communities and those who are most vulnerable to the severest impacts of the disease,” Acting CMO, Dr. Ronan Glynn said.

The National Public Health Emergency Team will recommend to the government further restrictions on home visits in Dublin in the event of an increase in cases in the capital.

NPHET have recommended to the government that only six people be allowed from the other two houses. If the government approves, tighter restrictions can be expected in the capital for the next three weeks.

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