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Covid cases are on the rise in Ireland; CMO warns public to be cautious, as viruses can be transmitted by anyone

Dublin: Covid cases in Ireland have risen significantly. In the last 24 hours, 307 new cases and one death have been confirmed nationwide.

The highest number of Covid cases since mid-May was reported yesterday. So far the total number of Covid cases in Ireland is 30,080. And a total of 1,778 deaths.

Half of the new 307 cases are in Dublin, 182. Of these, 44 cases were related to community transmission. Today’s confirmed cases include 160 men and 146 women, and 73% are under age 45.

Assume that you or anyone you meet may be infected and act accordingly, said Acting CMO Dr. Ronan Glynn.

The virus can be transmitted from anyone, including your family, friends and colleagues. He reminded people to follow public health advice and to keep physical distance.

The 25 cases reported yesterday were in Kildare, 19 in Limerick, 15 in Wexford and Louth, eight in Wicklow and six each in Galway, Claire and Kilkenny. The remaining 25 cases are in Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford and Westmeath.

Dr. Colm Henry, HSE Chief Clinical Officer said that, right now there are no plans to impose local restrictions in Dublin and Limerick.

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