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Three More People Have Died With Covid-19 And There Are 324 New Cases

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Covid-19 figures

Three more people have died of Covid-19 in the Republic and there are 324 new cases.

167 are in Dublin, 42 are in Donegal and 34 are in Cork, with the others spread across 18 different counties.

Two thirds are among people under 45, and 81 cases have been identified as community transmission.

The total number of cases now stands at 33,994, and the death toll has risen to 1,797.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 169 are men / 155 are women
  • 64% are under 45 years of age
  • 52% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 81 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 167 cases are in Dublin, 42 in Donegal, 34 in Cork, 13 in Monahan, 12 in Kildare, 8 in Cavan, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Meath, 6 in Roscommon and 5 in Wicklow, with the remaining 25 cases in 11 counties.

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

"Public health doctors are coming across more cases arising from people who are close contacts of confirmed cases and are not restricting the movements."

"Remember that COVID-19 is highly contagious and you can be infectious without symptoms."

"If you are a close contact of a confirmed case please follow the guidelines on and restrict your movements for 14 days - do not go to school or work, do not have visitors to your home, do not go to the shop or pharmacy unless it is absolutely necessary."

"Please avail of a test when it is offered. Last week 1 in 10 close contacts who had a test were found to be positive - many of them had no symptoms."

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