Coronavirus: Five more deaths and 69 new cases reported in Ireland

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Five more people have sadly lost their lives to COVID-19 bringing the death toll in Ireland to 1,768.

However, four of the deaths occurred in May and June, health chiefs said.

Some 69 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Ireland as the overall number of infections now stands at 26,372.

Of the cases reported today:

  • 37 are men and 31 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • 39 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • Two have been identified as community transmission
  • 22 cases are located in Offaly, 19 in Kildare, eight in Laois, six in Dublin, and 14 are spread across Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Louth, Meath, and Wexford

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Over the past fourteen days, 226 cases have arisen in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. These represent almost half of all cases in Ireland over that time period.

“While the majority of these cases can be accounted for by outbreaks, this volume of cases is significant and our main priority now is to ensure that these outbreaks do not lead to widespread community transmission in the region.

“NPHET continues to monitor the situation closely. I urge people in these counties to remain vigilant to stop the further spread of COVID-19 in these areas.”

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Source: Dublin News