Coronavirus: One further death and 190 new cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that one person with COVID-19 in Ireland has died.

There has now been a total of 1,775 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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As of midnight Monday 17 August, the HPSC has been notified of 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 27,499 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 75% are under 45 years of age
  • 75 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 14 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 48 are in Kildare, 46 in Dublin, 38 in Tipperary, 20 in Limerick, 7 in Clare and the rest of the 31 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Waterford, Wexford 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.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: "As we learn to live with this disease, we need to strike a balance between enjoying our lives and behaving responsibly.

"By reducing our social contacts and following the public health advice we can suppress this virus.

"To keep our shops, hotels, restaurants and sporting activities open, we need every household to play it’s part and every workplace and organisation to provide a safe environment so that we can protect our loved ones, safeguard the most vulnerable, protect our health services and ensure children get back to school in the coming weeks.”

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