A FURTHER 16 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal today.
Nationally, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 240 new cases.
There has been one further Covid-19 related death notified in Ireland today.
Since the outbreak, there have now been 32,023 cases and 1,789 Covid-19 related deaths.
OI today’s cases, 119 are in Dublin, 19 in Wicklow, 17 in Kildare, 16 in Donegal, 15 in Waterford, 10 in Limerick, 8 in Cork, 6 in Louth, 5 in Wexford and the remaining 24 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath.
47 per cent are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “50% of today’s cases are in Dublin. We are now seeing a higher proportion of cases in older age groups.
“Act now to save lives. Limit your contacts as much as possible. Assume you and those you meet are infectious, keep your distance and do your part to keep others safe.”
The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.