Covid-19 latest: no further deaths, but 40 news cases reported

Covid-19 latest: no further deaths, but 40 news cases reported
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer said it remains vital that if a person is concerned that they have been in contact with a confirmed case or is experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, that they isolate and come forward for testing without delay. Picture Stephen Collins / Collins Dublin

No new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported this evening, however 40 new cases have been confirmed bringing the total number of cases reported here since the beginning of the pandemic to 25,929.

According to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the newly reported cases are spread across a range of different settings and age-groups.

Three-quarters of the cases were reported in people aged under 45 years with a median age range of 33 years.

More than half of the cases were known close contacts of confirmed cases.

Commenting on the latest figures, Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: “It remains vital that if a person is concerned that they have been in contact with a confirmed case or is experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, that they isolate and come forward for testing without delay.” 

It comes as latest figures show that up to July 26th, 1,563 cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Cork since the beginning of the pandemic, with 23 of those cases reported in July. 

On Monday night, one person with Covid-19 was receiving hospital care at the critical care unit at the Mercy University Hospital and four patients with suspected Covid-19 were being cared for across the Mercy University Hospital and Cork University Hospital. 

A total of 1,764 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak of which 50 have been reported in Cork (up to July 17th).  


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