Friday, July 24, 2020

Mayo is one of four counties reporting new cases of Covid-19 this evening.

One additional case has been confirmed in Mayo, bringing the county’s total since the coronavirus outbreak began in March to 575. There were no other new cases reported in Connacht or even west of the Shannon. The other cases are in Kildare (3), Dublin (2) and Meath (1).

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified today of another 20 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland as of midnight on Thursday, July 23. The locations of these cases have not yet been revealed. It is expected that information will be released tomorrow evening.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland now stands at 25,845 and the number of deaths is 1,763. Thankfully, there were no new deaths today.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the new Covid 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:

“Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease that is still circulating in our communities. It is a dangerous illness that no one wants to catch.

“While we have reason to be positive, we now need to continue to work together towards our collective goal of resuming healthcare services, reopening our children’s schools, and protecting the most vulnerable.

“The past weeks have shown that when we maintain physical distance, wash our hands, wear a face-covering where appropriate and cover our coughs and sneezes, together we can interrupt the spread of Covid-19. Let’s keep going.”

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