Wednesday, July 22, 2020

There are 17 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, according to data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre this evening.

The bulk of the new cases are in Dublin with other commuter belt counties such as Meath and Kildare also impacted, as well as Cork.

Thankfully, there are no new cases in Mayo or, indeed, in any county in Connacht. Mayo’s total of Covid cases remains at 574 and there has been just one new case in the past week.

Today’s figures are based on data up to midnight on Tuesday, July 21.

There is now a total of 25,819 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, and there has been more cases in the last two weeks than in the fortnight before that, which is a worrying trend that health officials are warning must be halted.

Sadly, the HPSC has also been notified of another death, bringing the total of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to 1,754.

The HSE has said it 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:

“I appreciate how difficult it is for people to limit their social activities and to physically distance from friends and loved ones.

“These actions are vital to our collective effort to suppress this highly infectious disease as we work towards reopening our schools and our healthcare services, and to protect our healthcare workers who have been at the frontline of this pandemic over the past six months.”

 

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