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208 New Covid-19 Cases And No Further Deaths


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Covid-19 figures

208 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 and there are no further deaths.

More than half, 108, were recorded in Dublin.

There were 18 in Louth, 12 in Donegal, 10 in Meath, 9 in Kildare, 8 in Waterford, 7 in Cork, and 6 each in Limerick and Wexford

24 more were spread across 12 other counties.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 98 are men / 110 are women
  • 62% are under 45 years of age
  • 33% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 18 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 108 in Dublin, 18 in Louth, 12 in Donegal, 10 in Meath, 9 in Kildare, 8 in Waterford, 7 in Cork, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Wexford and the remaining 24 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wicklow.

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

"NPHET has decided to reduce the period of isolation from 14 to 10 days for confirmed cases from the onset of symptoms, based on advice received from the Expert Advisory Group following a review of the evidence."

"In addition, it has been agreed that nasal swabs are an acceptable alternative to nasopharyngeal swab for use in children in the community."

"This will hopefully make testing a simpler process for children going forward."

"COVID-19 is an evolving pandemic and NPHET is committed to adapting advice and guidelines based on emerging evidence."

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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