THE Department of Health has reported 211 new cases of Covid 19 in Ireland, and one further death. There are additional cases reported in Waterford, although it will be less than five.
Of the 211 cases today
- 100 are men / 108 are women
- 73% are under 45 years of age
- 28% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 42 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 121 in Dublin, 17 in Louth, 10 in Limerick, 8 in Cork, 7 in Westmeath, 7 in Wicklow, 6 in Laois, 5 in Donegal, 5 in Galway, and the remaining 24 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, and Waterford.
In University Hospital Waterford at 11am this morningt there were 2 positive cases and 15 current inpatients tested and awaiting swab results.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “While we are seeing a continued increase in cases, particularly in Dublin, this is at least partly due to the willingness of people to heed our core messages around knowing the symptoms and coming forward promptly for testing. This together with all of the other key behaviours will help to break the chains of transmission in our communities.
“This weekend, please limit your social contacts, especially visitors to your home. Avoid crowds, keep your distance from others and wear a face covering where appropriate.”