Large number of Covid-19 cases announced this evening

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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Large number of Covid-19 cases announced this evening

Coronavirus

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today but as of midnight Tuesday 25th August, the HPSC has been notified of 164 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 28,363 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. There has been a total of 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths.

Of the cases notified today;

83 are men / 81 are women
65% are under 45 years of age
80 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
21 cases have been identified as community transmission
93 in Dublin, 22 in Kildare, 10 in Tipperary, 9 in Cork, 8 in Carlow, 6 in Waterford, 6 in Offaly and the remaining 10 cases are in Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth and Roscommon.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We have seen a significant number of cases in Dublin, Kildare, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Carlow over the past number of days. I would urge people everywhere to follow the public health advice and reduce mixing of households where at all possible. 

"As we head into Autumn when people are more likely to have cold or ‘flu-like symptoms please do not adopt a wait and see approach. The greatest protection you can give your family and friends is to isolate as soon as you have any symptoms and contact your GP by phone. Remember, there should be no charge for either a consultation with your GP nor for a COVID-19 test should you require one.”