196 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland, no new deaths
"27 of today’s cases are over the age of 65 years."
196 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
No new death were reported in the last 24 hours.
43% of the cases are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case while 37 cases have been identified as community transmission.
107 of the cases are in Dublin, 12 are in Waterford, 11 are in Limerick, eight are in Wicklow, seven are in Meath, seven are in Kildare, six are in Laois, six are 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.
"Today we have at least 37 cases linked with community transmission," Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, said.
“27 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.”
Meanwhile in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health announced a further death from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours and 78 new cases of the virus.