As the number of cases of Covid-19 being reported from around the country continues to rise, new data shows that for the time in weeks, Cork is no longer reporting the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases by county.
The latest data shows 1,567 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak.
A total of 27 of these cases were reported in July.
However, more significant increases are being witnessed in other counties, and Kildare is now reporting the second-highest number of cases nationally.
A total of 1,597 cases have been reported from Kildare since the beginning of the outbreak with 106 cases reported there in July.
The latest national data shows that 26,162 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country since the beginning of the outbreak, while 1,763 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health warned on Sunday that the average daily number of cases being reported is rising.
“Our five day average for cases reported is now 47. We all need to continue to adopt a prevention mindset and continue making good choices to protect ourselves and others while trying to live safely with Covid-19.
“People are still susceptible, this virus has not changed. We know how to break the chains of transmission. Let’s stay the course by physically distancing, washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering where appropriate, avoiding crowds and doing all we can to protect each other.”
Last night, 12 people with confirmed Covid-19 and 80 people with suspected Covid-19 were being cared for at hospitals around the country.
Four people with confirmed Covid-19 and three people with suspected Covid-19 were being treated at critical care units.
In Cork, there were no people with confirmed Covid-19 receiving care at hospitals, however, three people with suspected Covid-19 were being cared for at the Mercy University Hospital.