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Ten coronavirus cases confirmed in mandatory hotel quarantine

DUBLIN: Niamh O’Beirne, the HSE’s National lead for COVID-19 Testing and Tracing, said ten people who arrived in Ireland and went to the mandatory hotel quarantine were found to be infected with coronavirus.

The mandatory hotel quarantine was introduced in Ireland on March 26. Ms. O’Beirne said that so far, 413 people in quarantine have been subjected to the COVID-19 swab test.

Since March 31, contact tracers have been asking additional questions to index cases who were identified as having contracted the virus through community transmission, according to Ms. O’Beirne.

Ms. O’Beirne said of the 3,476 cases last week, 787 cases will be subjected to close investigation. She also said that 60% of these cases were in Dublin.

Supermarkets and petrol stations had the highest incidence rate (over 55.8%) in the last seven days, she said. “In second place was workplace at about 15%, and then we have school, transport, travel and social gatherings outdoors,” she added.

Birthday parties, weddings, funerals, personal care appointments, and cafes indoors and outdoors have also been linked to the virus transmission.

This information has been passed on to the local departments of public health. There it is decided whether further investigation should take place in any particular setting.

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