23 August 2020
By Bryan Smyth
Since the crisis began earlier this year there have now been a total of 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Saturday 22nd August, the HPSC has been notified of 61 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 27,969 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
30 are men / 30 are women
67% are under 45 years of age
23 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
16 cases have been identified as community transmission
39 in Dublin, 13 in Kildare and the remaining 9 cases are in Cork, Kerry, Laois, Limerick, Longford and Wicklow.
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
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; “I know that at times we can all feel powerless against COVID-19. But we are not. Each of us has a range of simple tools at our disposal – knowing the risks, washing our hands, not touching our faces, keeping physically distant, avoiding crowds, limiting visitors to our homes, and wearing a face covering. But the most powerful tool of all remains our solidarity with one another – by encouraging each other to stick with the basic measures and by continuing to act and adapt together we can suppress the transmission of this virus once again.”