BREAKING: Limerick goes a week without a new confirmed case of Covid-19

Kilkenny Kilkenny

There have been no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Limerick for a week

LIMERICK has gone a week without any new confirmed cases of Covid-19, the Department of Health has confirmed.

As of this Wednesday evening, a total 591 people in Limerick have tested positive for the disease since the outbreak began in February.

The last confirmed case of Covid-19 in Limerick was reported seven days ago - the day after the patient tested positive. 

Separately, eight new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in County Clare this Wednesday. It's not known if they are new cases or cases which were previously unreported.

Meanwhile, there have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

However, as of midnight on Tuesday 28, the HPSC has been notified of an additional 14 confirmed cases of the disease bringing the total number of cases in Ireland to 25,942.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, has revealed that 11 of the 14 additional cases were close contacts of confirmed cases and half of these had no symptoms.

"If you are concerned that you have been in contact with a confirmed case please come forward for testing. Do not wait for symptoms to emerge. There are now eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 in our hospital system, the lowest number since early March. However, across Europe the pandemic appears to be accelerating once again. We have an opportunity to avoid a similar scenario here," he said

"We must take it by focusing once again on keeping our distance, washing our hands, wearing face coverings and continuing to make safe decisions that will protect ourselves, our friends, our families. No one is safe unless everyone is safe," he added.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.