Department of Health confirms 98 new cases of Covid-19

Department of Health confirms 98 new cases of Covid-19

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The Department of Health has confirmed that 98 new cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in Ireland as of midnight last night.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 29,303.

No new Covid-19 related deaths have occurred today.

Of the confirmed new cases 24 are in Dublin, 13 in Kildare, eight in Kerry, six in Kilkenny, six in Limerick, six in Louth, five in Tipperary and the remaining 30 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Galway, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wexford.

48 are men and 50 are women with 66% under the age of 45.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, urged people to make sure they are still prioritising physical distancing.  

"As we head into another weekend, keep physical distance top of mind at all times. 

"Have no more than six visitors to your home and keep 2m between you. 

"Open windows and keep rooms well ventilated if possible," he said.

"It’s important that we all keep our number of social contacts low while we focus on keeping our schools safe, continuing to resume healthcare services and ultimately protecting the most vulnerable from Covid-19," Dr Glynn continued. 

So far there have been 1,777 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. 

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