67 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the Republic of Ireland today.
70% are under 45 years of age, and Dublin has 18 cases while Kildare has 17
Health officials say there are no further deaths related to the virus.
The total number of cases is 26,995, and the death toll remains at 1,774.
Validation led to the denotification of one confirmed case. The figure of 26,995 reflects this.
— Department of Health (@roinnslainte) August 14, 2020
Of the cases today:
- 35 are men / 32 are women
- 70% are under 45 years of age
- 38 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 16 cases have been identified as community transmission
- 18 in Dublin, 17 in Kildare, 9 in Clare, 5 in Limerick, and the rest of the 18 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford, Wicklow.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; "We have seen cases rising all across the country this week. We must continue to do all we can to avoid a return to where we were in March and April.”
“We have also seen an increase in the average number of contacts for confirmed cases up to 6. It is crucial to keep your social contacts low to limit the spread of this disease.”