Covid-19 latest: 61 new cases, including in Cork

Covid-19 latest: 61 new cases, including in Cork

“I know that at times we can all feel powerless against COVID-19," Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said. "But we are not. 

THERE have been 61 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 since midnight, with at least one in Cork.

The latest figures released by the Department of Health reveal that there have been no new deaths.

Of the new cases, 39 were in Dublin, 13 in Kildare and the remaining 9 cases are in Cork, Kerry, Laois, Limerick, Longford and Wicklow.

23 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, while 16 cases have been identified as community transmission.

Two thirds of those infected are under 45 years old.

“I know that at times we can all feel powerless against COVID-19," Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said. "But we are not. 

"Each of us has a range of simple tools at our disposal – knowing the risks, washing our hands, not touching our faces, keeping physically distant, avoiding crowds, limiting visitors to our homes, and wearing a face covering. 

"But the most powerful tool of all remains our solidarity with one another – by encouraging each other to stick with the basic measures and by continuing to act and adapt together we can suppress the transmission of this virus once again.” 

There have been 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland while there have been 27,969 confirmed cases here.

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