No new deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland, 14 new cases 2 weeks ago

No new deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland, 14 new cases

"11 of today’s cases were close contacts of confirmed cases and half of these had no symptoms."

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

As of midnight Tuesday, 28 July, the HPSC has been notified of 14 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

There is now a total of 25,942 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, this figure includes the denotification of one confirmed case.

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, Department of Health, said; “11 of today’s cases were close contacts of confirmed cases and half of these had no symptoms.

"If you are concerned that you have been in contact with a confirmed case please come forward for testing. Do not wait for symptoms to emerge.

“There are now 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our hospital system, the lowest number since early March. However, across Europe the pandemic appears to be accelerating once again. We have an opportunity to avoid a similar scenario here.

"We must take it by focusing once again on keeping our distance, washing our hands, wearing face coverings and continuing to make safe decisions that will protect ourselves, our friends, our families. No one is safe unless everyone is safe.”