Monday, 03 August, 2020

Covid-19 cluster confirmed in Kildare factory and Direct Provision centre

Covid-19 is 'accelerating across Europe' - warns Ireland's chief medical officer Covid-19: 1 new death, 85 additional confirmed cases
Gustavo Carr | 01 August, 2020, 11:18

Public health officials are pleading with people to double down on their efforts to fight Covid-19 this bank holiday weekend.

Pub lobby groups have called on the Irish government to release guidelines that will allow them to reopen safely, after their previous reopening date was delayed due to an increase in coronavirus cases earlier this month.

Clare 391 (+11) Kilkenny 357 (0) Roscommon 346 (0) Kerry 317 (0) Longford 288 (0) Laois 282 (+9) Wexford 224 (+1) Carlow 179 (0) Waterford 166 (0) Sligo 149 (0) Leitrim 84 (0)#Covid_19 no new cases in 14/26 counties.

At least 18 of the newest cases are from a cluster at a dog food factory in Co Kildare, which has been closed for the past week.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; "Today's figures demonstrate how quickly Covid-19 can remerge in our country".

A small number of cases reported today are associated with the construction industry, and there are four clusters in private households and extended families. We must take it by focusing once again on keeping our distance, washing our hands, wearing face coverings and continuing to make safe decisions that will protect ourselves, our friends and our families.

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"It is important that people know that there is no charge for GP or testing services relating to COVID-19".

There have no been a total of 26,065 cases confirmed in the state, and the pandemic has claimed 1,763 lives.

The National Public Health Emergency Team says this evening's figures will be crucial in assessing if further action is needed.

However, an additional 38 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were confirmed overnight, bringing the total across Ireland to 26,065.

Nationally, 38 new cases have been reported on Friday. The remainder are spread across seven other counties.

"Covid-19 is extremely infectious and no one is immune", he added.