Coronavirus: Four further deaths and 98 new cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that four patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.

There has now been a total of 1,772 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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As of midnight Thursday 6 August, the HPSC has been notified of 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 26,470 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 57 are men and 38 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • 67 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 4 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 35 cases are located in Kildare, 26 in Offaly, 6 in Wexford, 5 in Laois, 5 in Dublin, and 21 are spread across ten other counties (Carlow, Cavan, Donegal, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Westmeath and Wicklow)

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

New restrictive measures have also been introduced in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. 

Further details on these new measures, which come into effect from midnight tonight for two weeks, on GOV.ie website HERE

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