Covid-19 latest: 138 new cases, including 5 in Cork 

Covid-19 latest: 138 new cases, including 5 in Cork 

23 cases have been identified as community transmission 

There have been no new deaths reported in Ireland today from coronavirus to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

This means the death toll from the virus remains at 1,777.

In addition, the HPSC has been notified of 138 new cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number of cases of the disease in Ireland to 29,672, including five in Cork. 

A further breakdown of confirmed cases reveals:

* 59 cases are men and 79 are women 

* 67% of reported patients are under 45 years of age 

* 39% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case

* 23 cases have been identified as community transmission 

The majority of the cases reported today have been found in Dublin at 68 while Limerick recorded 13 cases. Galway recorded nine new cases and Kildare reported nine cases too.

Five cases were recorded in Wexford, Cork and Wicklow. The remaining 24 cases were found across the country in Carlow, Clare, Donegal, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford, and Westmeath.

The latest figures follow Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn's warning to the public in Dublin to limit their contacts.

Yesterday 231 new cases of coronavirus were reported and 133 of them were located in Dublin.

"It is now really important that people in Dublin keep their social contacts as low as possible.

"Please come forward for testing if you have any concerns. Remember that if you do need a test, it will be free,” said Dr Glynn.

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