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40 New Cases And One New Death Due To Covid-19

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Covid-19 figures

40 more cases of Covid-19 have been reported today, and one new death.

Three quarters of the new cases are in people under the age of 45.

12 are in Dublin and 11 are in Kildare.

The total number of cases now stands at 26,838, and the death toll is 1,774 .

Of the cases notified today:

  • 21 are men / 19 are women
  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • 19 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 13 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 12 in Dublin, 11 in Kildare, 7 in Offaly, and the rest of the cases are in Clare, Donegal, Limerick, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary, Wicklow

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

“When NPHET tracks and analyses COVID-19’s progression in Ireland, we take into account much more than daily figures."

"Although today’s number is positive relative to what we saw last weekend, we remain concerned about both the number of cases that are being reported and their distribution across the country."

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

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