Covid-19 Update: Wed. 12th Aug. 2020 – 1 New Death – 40 New Cases

“Keep fighting hard against Covid-19 virus”

This evening, the Department of Health has confirmed that there have been 1 new death caused by this pandemic, leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,774.

However, there are 40 new additional cases reported to the Department of Health, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic at 26,838. [3 cases de-notified]

There were 12 cases in Dublin (12,625); 11 in Kildare (1,862); 7 in Offaly (585); and the rest of the cases are in Tipperary [Two new cases confirmed] (548); Clare (411); Donegal (495); Limerick (630); Meath (849); Roscommon (346) and Wicklow (717).

The number of people in intensive care units continues to remains in low figures.

Meanwhile, those involved in agriculture around Ireland are being asked to wear face coverings when attending marts and other communal settings. Although the wearing of masks is not mandatory at local marts, which are partly outdoor events, best practice is being encouraged within mart offices and auction ring areas.

In all 126 pubs are now suspected of breaching Covid-19 regulations. Between August 4th and 9th 2020 Gardaí found breaches of health regulations or licencing laws on 14 different occasions. The majority of these cases continue to refer to no evidence of food being served or consumed.
Files are currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in each of these cases.

The latest 14 day incidence of confirmed cases of Covid-19, latter published by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), has Ireland on 17.8 cases, for every 100,000 people resident here.

Stay Safe.


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