Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 17th August

August 17, 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 Sunday 17 August, the HPSC has been notified of 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 27,313 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 29 are men and 27 are women
  • 79% are under 45 years of age
  • 35 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 12 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 26 are in Kildare, 13 in Dublin and the rest of the 17 cases are in Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, 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.

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

The National Public Health Emergency Team are meeting this evening to consider further recommendations for Government.

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