10 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland 2 months ago

10 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

There are now 34 confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland.

10 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland following the latest update by the Department of Health on Tuesday evening, 10 March.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been informed of the following cases of Covid-19:

One male; a healthcare worker in the south of the country, associated with hospital transmission.

One female; a healthcare worker in the east of the country, possible hospital transmission.

Three males in the south of the country associated with travel from an affected area.

One male in the west of the country associated with close contact with a confirmed case.

One female in the west of the country associated with close contact with a confirmed case.

One female in the south of the country associated with close contact with a confirmed case.

One male in the east of the country associated with travel from an affected area.

One female in the east of the country associated with travel from an affected area.

"98% of all suspected cases in Ireland have tested negative," noted Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan on Tuesday.

"While Ireland remains in containment phase there is no room for complacency. We all have a part to play in limiting and slowing the spread of the disease."

A total of 1,784 people have been tested for the virus so far in Ireland. 1,387 of these tests were conducted in the last week.

The HSPC is now working "rapidly" to identify any contacts that the affected patients may have had in order to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread of the virus.

General public health advice from the Department of Health is available here.

A real-time worldwide monitor of the virus can be viewed here.

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