More than 200 new cases of Covid-19 reported, including cases in Cork

More than 200 new cases of Covid-19 reported, including cases in Cork

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

A total of 217 more cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed by the Department of Health in what is the highest daily reported figure since May.

It brings the total number of cases to 29,025.

There have been no new deaths reported meaning the death toll remains at 1,777.

Of the cases notified today, 103 are men and 113 are women. 70% of these are under 45 years of age.

51% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case and 19 cases have been identified as community transmission.

A breakdown of the cases shows a total of 103 in Dublin, 25 in Kildare, 17 in Limerick, 17 in Tipperary, 7 in Waterford, 7 in Wicklow, 6 in Clare, 5 in Louth and the remaining 30 are located in Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath and Wexford.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said; “While the number of cases today is the highest daily reported figure since May, the five day moving average remains relatively stable at 115 cases per day.

“However, this is still a substantial number of cases and I urge everyone to double down on their efforts now – wash hands regularly, physically distance from others, wear face coverings where appropriate, avoid crowded areas, know the symptoms, isolate and contact your GP if you have any concerns.

“Please continue to reduce your social contacts so that the virus does not get the opportunity to spread further,” he said.

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