Covid-19 update - rise in cases again nationally as number goes over 50

No new cases in Donegal, Sligo or Leitrim

Covid-19 update - rise in cases again nationally as number goes over 50

Coronavirus update

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has now been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

However, there has been an increase again in the number of new cases. These rose to 53 for the latest 24 hour period.

There is now a total of 26,162 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

In the north-west, no new cases have been reported in Donegal, Sligo or Leitrim for the latest period.

As of midnight on Friday, July 30, the number of people tested positive for Covid-19 in Donegal stood at 474, while the figures for Sligo and Leitrim were 149 and 84 respectively.

Of the cases notified today nationally:

-27 are men / 26 are women
-80% are under 45 years of age
-45 are associated with outbreaks or close contacts of a confirmed case
-4 cases have been identified as community transmission
-25 cases are located in Dublin, 19 in Laois, 6 in Kildare and the remaining 3 are spread across two other counties.

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: “The source of transmission for over 90% of cases reported today has been identified. This is a positive development in light of the number of cases reported over the past few days.

“However, our five day average for cases reported is now 47. We all need to continue to adopt a prevention mindset and continue making good choices to protect ourselves and others while trying to live safely with COVID-19.

 “People are still susceptible, this virus has not changed. We know how to break the chains of transmission. Let’s stay the course by physically distancing, washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering where appropriate, avoiding crowds and doing all we can to protect each other.”

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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