One more person with Covid-19 has died, 240 new cases 1 month ago

One more person with Covid-19 has died, 240 new cases

The Acting CMO has called on the public to limit their contacts as much as possible.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified that one more person with Covid-19 has died.

240 new cases of Covid-19 have also been reported to the HPSC.

47% of the cases are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case while 44 cases have been identified as community transmission.

119 of the cases are in Dublin, 19 are in Wicklow, 17 are in Kildare, 16 are in Donegal, 15 are in Waterford, 10 are in Limerick, eight are in Cork, six are in Louth, five are in Wexford and the remaining 24 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath.

The HPSC has said that 61% of the cases are in those under 45 years of age.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “50% of today’s cases are in Dublin. We are now seeing a higher proportion of cases in older age groups.

“Act now to save lives. Limit your contacts as much as possible. Assume you and those you meet are infectious, keep your distance and do your part to keep others safe.”