Ninety-two new cases of Covid-19 have been reported this evening bringing the total number of confirmed cases of the virus reported in Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic to 28,201.
Of the cases which have been notified today, 69 per cent are in people aged under 45 years of age, 46 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, and 11 cases have been identified as community transmission.
The cases are spread across 17 counties with 31 in Tipperary, 17 in Dublin, seven in Clare, seven in Wexford, five in Kildare and the remaining 25 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Wicklow.
There were no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.
A total of 1,777 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in Ireland since March.
This evening, Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said that while the number of cases reported each day remains high, the situation nationally has remained relatively stable over the past week.
“However, we have seen cases in 25 of the 26 counties over the past 14 days, including 473 cases in Dublin, 332 in Kildare, 120 in Tipperary, 84 in Limerick, 37 in Clare and 36 in Meath and Kilkenny,” he said.
“Measures introduced last week would not be expected to impact on the trajectory of the disease until early next week. In the meantime, we must continue to follow public health advice – reduce social contacts and avoid crowds, physically distance, wear face coverings and wash hands regularly,” he added.
A total of 1,617 cases of Covid-19 have now been reported in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak with 50 of these cases reported between August 1st and August 23rd.
On Monday night, 22 people with Covid-19 were receiving hospital care at various facilities around the country. However, there were no people with confirmed Covid-19 receiving care at hospitals in Cork city.
Two people with suspected Covid-19 were being cared for at Cork University Hospital while one person with suspected Covid-19 was being treated at the Mercy University Hospital.