Covid-19 latest: 231 new cases reported, including 6 in Cork 

Covid-19 latest: 231 new cases reported, including 6 in Cork 

54 cases have been identified as community transmission.

There have been no new deaths and 231 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic, according to the Department of Health, with 6 of them in Cork. 

Of the cases notified today, 69 per cent are under 45 years of age.

133 of the cases are located in Dublin, 18 in Kildare, 13 in Limerick, 8 in Offaly, 7 in Galway, 7 in Wicklow, 6 in Meath, 6 in Cork, 5 in Donegal, 5 in Cavan and 5 in Waterford. 

The remaining 18 cases in Carlow, Clare, Kerry, Laois, Leitrim, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo, and Tipperary.

48 per cent are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 54 cases have been identified as community transmission.

The figures come as a leading GP has warned that the daily reporting of Covid-19 figures is an "emotional rollercoaster" for people leading to huge anxiety.

Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said it would be more helpful if figures were released on a weekly basis with greater context.

They also follow Government discussion on the reopening of the remainder of pubs across the country.

All pubs could be allowed to reopen by the middle of this month, as the Government is currently finalising a new set of guidelines to be shared with publicans’ organisations in the coming days.

The move would coincide with the release of the Government's new long-term strategy for dealing with Covid-19 on September 14th.

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