40 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, no new deaths 2 weeks ago

40 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, no new deaths

It's the third day in a row without any deaths.

Ireland has now gone 72 hours without recording any deaths due to Covid-19. This means the official death toll remains at 1,764.

However, the National Public Health Emergency Team confirmed this evening (28 July) that 40 new cases of the virus had been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre by last night. There have now been a total of 25,929 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The latest figures take into account the denotification of three cases.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, noted the young age of many of today's new cases, saying: "Today’s cases are spread across a range of different settings and age groups. 75% of cases are under 45 years of age, with a median age of 33 years. At least half of today’s cases were known close contacts of other confirmed cases.

"It remains vital that if a person is concerned that they have been in contact with a confirmed case or is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, that they isolate and come forward for testing without delay."