Around 70 Covid-19 cases in Cork linked to pubs and restaurants 

Around 70 Covid-19 cases in Cork linked to pubs and restaurants 

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

AROUND 70 cases of Covid-19 which have been diagnosed in Cork over the past number of weeks have been associated with pubs or restaurants, the Acting Chief Medical Officer has said. 

There have been 357 cases of Covid-19 in total in Cork over the past 14 days.

Speaking at the press briefing this evening Dr Ronan Glynn said about 70 of those cases have been associated with pubs or restaurants.

"It does point to the fact that there are certain settings that are high risk," he said.

The Department of Health this evening confirmed that 390 new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in Ireland as of midnight on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 35,377.

Of the confirmed new cases, 209 are in Dublin, 27 in Cork, 22 in Donegal, 21 in Galway,14 in Kildare, 14 in Monaghan, seven in Roscommon, seven in Tipperary, seven in Waterford, seven in Wexford, six in Limerick, six in Longford, five in Laois, five in Meath, five in Offaly, five in Sligo, with the remaining 23 cases in eight counties.

Dr Glynn made a special appeal to people living in Cork and three other counties to stay the course with Covid-19.

"I am asking everyone, but particularly those living and working in Cork, Galway, Monaghan and Roscommon, to adhere to the public health advice," he said. 

No additional Covid-19 related deaths were reported this evening. 

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