LATEST - Latest Covid-19 figures

As reported on Tuesday, August 4

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan


LATEST - Latest Covid-19 figures

A further 45 new cases have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There have been no new deaths. The total death toll remains at 1,763 in Ireland from the virus.

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There is now a total of 26,253 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today,

27 are men and 19 are women.
35 are men / 10 are women
77% are under 45 years of age
31 are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
4 cases have been identified as community transmission
33 cases are located in Kildare, 7 in Dublin, and 5 are spread across four other counties.

As of Sunday, August 2, Laois had 313 cases, up 8. 

Carlow - 179 - No change

Dublin - 12,551 - up 2

Kildare - 1,618 - up 15

Kilkenny - 357 - No change

Longford - 288 - No change

Offaly -497 - up 5

Tipperary - 545 - No change

Westmeath - 681 - up 1

The advice remains as follows: 

Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for getting COVID-19:

·    Distance – the risk of getting COVID-19 increases as the distance between you and others gets smaller. Keep 2 metres apart where possible

·    Activity – How you spend time with people and what you do with them can increase your risk. Follow the government’s Stay Safe Guidelines when spending time with others

·    Time – The more time you spend in close contact with other people can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Keep track of who you spend time with and how

·    Environment – Being outdoors is safer than being indoors. Where possible, meet with others outdoors. If this is not possible, keep windows and doors open when meeting others inside

·    Symptoms – Know the symptoms. If you have them self-isolate and contact your GP immediately