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COVID-19: 93 New Cases And No New Deaths


06:10 27 Aug 2020

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34 of the cases are in Dublin

There have been 93 new confirmed cases and no new deaths, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

That brings the total number of cases here to 28,453 since February.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 52 are men / 41 are women
  • 70% are under 45
  • 12 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 34 in Dublin, 7 in Kildare, 6 in Donegal, 6 in Laois, 5 in Limerick, 5 in Wexford and the remaining 30 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Louth, Meath. Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wicklow.
  • 73 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.

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 continue to see a slow growth of COVID-19 in Ireland.

“The most effective action we can take to reduce the transmission rate of this virus is to reduce our number of close contacts."

"If we do this and keep practicing the other safe behaviours by continuing to physical distance, avoid crowds, wash our hands, cover our coughs and sneezes, wear a face mask where appropriate and download the COVID Tracker app, we have a real chance of slowing the spread of the virus to where we want it to be.”

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