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Covid-19: 375 new Covid cases and three further deaths in Ireland

Ireland has recorded 357 new Covid-19 cases today. This brings the total number of Covid patients in the country to 31,549.

Health experts have reported three further deaths. With this there have been a total of 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

Most of the Covid cases confirmed today are in Dublin (218). Of the remaining cases, 18 are in Louth; 12 in Waterford; 11 in Kildare; 9 in Cork; 8 in Kerry, Limerick and Meath; 7 in Westmeath; 6 in Wicklow; 5 each in Offaly, Roscommon, Mayo and Tipperary.

The rest 32 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo and Wexford.

  • 185 are men and 172 are women
  • 63% are under 45 years of age
  • 38% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 60 cases have been identified as community transmission

Acting CMO, Dr. Ronan Glynn said in the first half of 2020, Ireland quickly responded to the pandemic. He said the joint efforts of all had reduced the spread of the virus and saved the lives of many.

“Now, we must focus on our response to the pandemic in the medium term. Today, Government launched a 5-Level framework. At the heart of this framework are three core messages;

● Simple measures taken by everyone are our best defence against COVID-19.

● No single measure will work in isolation, what matters is combination prevention.

 ● Continued cooperation and solidarity across society remains central to our response.”

At the same time, he said, there is no change in the basic defense to prevent the spread of the virus. He reminded the public to wash their hands regularly, to stay physically away from others, and to wear face masks.

He added that if there are any kind of Covid symptoms, it should be identified immediately and necessary steps should be taken.

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