Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 14th August

August 14, 2020 0

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,774 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Thursday 13 August, the HPSC has been notified of 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 26,995* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. (*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of one confirmed case. The figure of 26,995 reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 35 are men and 32 are women
  • 70% are under 45 years of age
  • 38 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 16 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 18 are in Dublin, 17 in Kildare, 9 in Clare, 5 in Limerick, and the rest of the 18 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford, 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.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:

We have seen cases rising all across the country this week. We must continue to do all we can to avoid a return to where we were in March and April. We have also seen an increase in the average number of contacts for confirmed cases up to 6. It is crucial to keep your social contacts low to limit the spread of this disease. We all have a responsibility to stop this. Social distancing applies to all age groups – wherever you are this weekend, keep your distance.

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