Covid-19 latest: 196 new cases reported 

Covid-19 latest: 196 new cases reported 

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

Another 196 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in Ireland, bringing the total number of cases reported in Ireland since the beginning of the outbreak to 30,360. 

No new deaths were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). 

Of the cases reported this evening, 107 were in Dublin while there were 12 in Waterford, 11 in Limerick, 8 in Wicklow, 7 in Meath, 7 in Kildare, 6 in Laois, 6 in Westmeath, and the remaining 32 cases are located in Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wexford.

There were no new cases reported in Cork. 

Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer, said at least 37 of today's cases are linked with community transmission.

"Twenty-seven of today's cases are over the age of 65 years.

"By limiting our contacts, we limit the opportunity Covid-19 has to spread through the community and ultimately we protect our families, our communities and those who are most vulnerable to the severest impacts of the disease," he said. 

The latest figures show 47 Covid-19 cases were reported in Cork in the 14 days leading up to September 8th. 

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