Two hundred new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland today – marking the largest number of cases in a single day since the beginning of May.
There have been no new deaths reported today.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, said the rise in numbers is “deeply concerning”.
“We now have multiple clusters with secondary spread of disease and rising numbers of cases in many parts of the country,” Dr Glynn said.
“NPHET will monitor this extremely closely over the coming days.”
Three new cases of Covid-19 were have been confirmed in Donegal, bringing the total in the county to 501. Of the new cases today, 56 are in Dublin, 81 in Kildare, 13 in Tipperary, 8 in Limerick, 6 Laois, 6 in Galway, 5 in Kilkenny, 5 in Meath and the rest of the 20 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Louth, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford and Wicklow.
There has been a total of 27,191 cases of Covid-19 and 1,774 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Dr Glynn added: “This virus is still out there and has not gone away. COVID-19 seeks to capitalise on complacency and is just waiting for the opportunity to spread. I am asking everyone, especially those who are over 70 or medically vulnerable, to limit your contacts, keep your distance from other people and take extra care to heed public health advice.”