Forty-six cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Cork in the last 14 days, the sixth highest figure reported by counties around the country.
According to the latest data, Dublin has reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks, with 723 cases reported there (up to August 31st).
It is followed by Kildare (238), Tipperary (150), Limerick (115) and Wexford (51).
A total of 1,641 cases of Covid-19 have now been reported in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak, accounting for less than 6 per cent of all cases reported nationally.
Seventy-four of these cases were reported during the month of August.
Figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show that 217 clusters or outbreaks of Covid-19 have been reported in the HSE South region, which comprises Cork and Kerry, since the beginning of the outbreak.
Five of these clusters were reported in the last week, with one in a private house and the remainder in the ‘other’ category which includes community, extended family, hotel, public house, retail outlet, travel-related and all other locations.
Meanwhile, the latest HSE Operations Update shows that last night there were no patients with confirmed Covid-19 receiving care at hospitals in Cork.
Four people with suspected Covid-19 were being treated at hospitals in the city.
There were nine vacant general hospital beds available at Cork University Hospital (1) and at the Mercy University Hospital (8) and three critical care beds available at the Mercy.
Last night. Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health appealed to people to continue their efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.
“Every single contribution and effort you make counts to the national push to curb the effects of this infectious virus on our society. Every time you take responsibility to keep your social contacts low, avoid a crowded place or get-together, know that you are making a vital difference. It is individual action built upon individual action that will get us through this pandemic.
“The effort to suppress Covid-19 begins in our own homes. Many confirmed cases in the past weeks and months have been close contacts of confirmed cases. It is in our own household through regular handwashing, cough and sneeze hygiene, cleaning surfaces, limiting the number of visitors and isolating as soon as we experience any concerning symptoms that we can make the biggest impact.”