67 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland 1 month ago

67 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Northern Ireland also reported 74 new cases on Friday.

67 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

No new deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

38 of the cases are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case while 16 of the cases have been identified as community transmission.

18 of the cases are in Dublin, 17 are in Kildare, nine are in Clare, five are in Limerick, and the rest of the 18 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford, Wicklow.

"We have seen cases rising all across the country this week. We must continue to do all we can to avoid a return to where we were in March and April," Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said.

“We have also seen an increase in the average number of contacts for confirmed cases up to 6. It is crucial to keep your social contacts low to limit the spread of this disease.

“We all have a responsibility to stop this. Social distancing applies to all age groups - wherever you are this weekend, keep your distance."

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has said 74 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified as of Friday.

There has also been one further death confirmed in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours.

It's understood the person who died was under 30 years of age.