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Sunday update: 68 new confirmed Covid-19 cases nationwide

A TOTAL of 68 new confirmed Covid-19 cases have been reported today (Sunday, August 9) to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

No additional deaths have been reported today.

There are no new cases relating to this county.

The Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) Covid-19 tracker puts the number of confirmed cases in Clare at 403 to-date.

According to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), there have now been a total of 1,772 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Saturday (August 8), the HPSC has been notified of 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,712 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
• 37 are men / 31 are women
• 82% are under 45 years of age
• 41 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
• 2 cases have been identified as community transmission
• 19 cases are located in Kildare, 17 in Dublin, 15 in Offaly, 12 in Laois and 5 in Donegal.


Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We continue to see cases linked to the outbreaks in counties where additional public health measures have been introduced. This was expected and we will continue to monitor closely.
“From tomorrow face coverings will be mandatory in retail and other indoor settings like hairdressers, cinemas and museums. We know that most people are already wearing face coverings and we hope to see even greater uptake over the coming days.
“Time and again people have shown their willingness to follow public health guidance in the interest of protecting each other from this disease. Wearing a face covering is just one more way in which people can demonstrate their solidarity with one another as we seek to suppress the spread of COVID-19.”

About Fiona McGarry

Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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