BREAKING: Covid-19 figures for Limerick over past fortnight revealed as more confirmed cases emerge

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

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WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND: Covid-19 update

FIGURES released by the Department of Health indicate that a small number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Limerick.

While the exact figure has not yet been released, the department says 25 additional cases of the disease have been identified across 12 counties including Limerick.

This Tuesday evening Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health revealed that there have been 84 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Limerick over the past 14 days.

There have been no new deaths in the country reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. As of midnight Monday, the HPSC has been notified of 92 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Of the cases notified today;

52 are men / 38 are women
69% are under 45 years of age
46 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
11 cases have been identified as community transmission
31 in Tipperary, 17 in Dublin, 7 in Clare, 7 in Wexford, 5 in Kildare and the remaining 25 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Wicklow.

There has been a total of 1,777 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

There is now a total of 28,201 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. 

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

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “While the number of cases reported each day remains high, the situation nationally has remained relatively stable over the past week. However, we have seen cases in 25 of the 26 counties over the past 14 days, including 473 cases in Dublin, 332 in Kildare, 120 in Tipperary, 84 in Limerick, 37 in Clare and 36 in Meath and Kilkenny.

“Measures introduced last week would not be expected to impact on the trajectory of the disease until early next week. In the meantime, we must continue to follow public health advice – reduce social contacts and avoid crowds, physically distance, wear face coverings and wash hands regularly.”