Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – 1st August

August 1, 2020 0

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There has been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Friday 31 July, the HPSC has been notified of 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There is now a total of 26,109* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. (*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 confirmed case. The figure of 26,109 confirmed cases reflects this.)

Of the cases notified today:

  • 23 are men and 22 are women
  • 77% are under 45 years of age (50% aged 25 – 44 years)
  • 9 cases are located in Limerick, 8 in Kildare, 7 in Mayo, 6 in Cavan, 4 in Dublin with the remainder spread across 5 other counties
  • 18 are associated with outbreaks or close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 12 cases have been identified as community transmission

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

Over the last five days we have seen an average of 44 cases a day. This trend is clearly concerning and now is the time to ensure you and your families are making every effort to keep each other safe. Ensure gatherings are kept to a minimum and invite no more than 10 others into your home. Do not organise or attend house parties. Restaurants must enforce a limit of 50 people (including staff) on their premises at any one time.All workplaces should again review their procedures and protocols. Avoid congregated settings or environments where safety precautions are not in place. Wash your hands regularly, carry hand sanitiser and wear a face covering where appropriate.Ensure you isolate immediately if you experience any flu like symptoms. It is our individual action that will stop the spread.

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