Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 13th July 2021

July 13, 2021 0

The latest news as of 5.30 pm on Tuesday 13 July – 589 cases confirmed: 589 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 62 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with 17 of those patients in intensive care (ICU). Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

Scientific evidence shows that Delta is a much more transmissible variant of COVID-19, now accounting for 80% of the cases reported in Ireland. This is a challenge that is facing all of Europe, but we know that the basic public health measures still work against this variant. Please continue to avoid crowds, wear a mask, manage your contacts, keep your distance, meet outdoors where possible and if indoors, ensure that the room is well ventilated.

With incidence of the disease continuing to increase, the rapid identification of cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 is essential. We are asking anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 to work with our contact tracers to identify all of your close contacts so that they, their families and colleagues can be protected. If you know you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, or if you have any symptoms, stay at home and organise a free test as soon as possible.

If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW are struggling and need help check out the local help/support available on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

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