LATEST: No new deaths but more cases across 13 counties including Laois

Lynda Kiernan

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Lynda Kiernan

LATEST:  No new deaths but more cases across 13 counties including Laois

Covid-19 figures in Ireland

The latest Covid-19 figures for Ireland this Friday evening August 14 reveal no new deaths but 67 more cases across 13 counties including Laois.

A weekend warning for the country to keep distancing has been made by Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health.

There has now been a total of 1,774 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday August 13, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,995* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

35 are men / 32 are women
70% are under 45 years of age
38 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
16 cases have been identified as community transmission
18 in Dublin, 17 in Kildare, 9 in Clare, 5 in Limerick, and the rest of the 18 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Tipperary, Wexford, 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 said cases are rising all across Ireland.

"We have seen cases rising all across the country this week. We must continue to do all we can to avoid a return to where we were in March and April.”

“We have also seen an increase in the average number of contacts for confirmed cases up to 6. It is crucial to keep your social contacts low to limit the spread of this disease.”

“We all have a responsibility to stop this. Social distancing applies to all age groups - wherever you are this weekend, keep your distance."