LATEST: Second highest number of new Covid-19 cases in Waterford

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LATEST: Second highest number of new Covid-19 cases in Waterford

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today (Thursday).

There has been a total of 1,781 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday last, the HPSC has been notified of 196 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 30,360 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 103 are men / 91 are women
  • 61% are under 45 years of age
  • 43% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 37 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 107 in Dublin, 12 in Waterford, 11 in Limerick, 8 in Wicklow, 7 in Meath, 7 in Kildare, 6 in Laois, 6 in Westmeath, and the remaining 32 cases are located in Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary and Wexford.

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 with the Department of Health, said: “Today we have at least 37 cases linked with community transmission. Twenty-seven of today’s cases are over the age of 65 years. By limiting our contacts, we limit the opportunity Covid-19 has to spread through the community and ultimately we protect our families, our communities and those who are most vulnerable to the severest impacts of the disease.”