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Covid-19 Update: Fri. 14th Aug. 2020 – Zero New Deaths – 67 New Cases

“Keep fighting hard against Covid-19 virus”

The Walsh Mushrooms facility situated in Golden, near Cashel, in South/West Co, Tipperary, has been closed by the HSE, following 11 of their staff having tested positive for Covid-19 virus.
A testing centre is now currently been constructed by the HSE, with the assistance of the Irish Army, on the grounds of Golden Church. The remained of the workers in the factory will be tested over the next 24hrs.

The mushroom operation had continued operating and harvesting mushrooms after one member of their staff had been confirmed with the virus yesterday.

Co. Tipperary could now find itself in a similar situation to our neighbours Laois and Offaly and could be facing a localised lockdown in the days ahead.

This evening, the Department of Health has confirmed that there have been zero new death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,774.

However, there are 67 new additional cases reported to the Department of Health, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 26,995.

Eighteen of the new cases are in Co. Dublin, 17 in Co. Kildare, 9 in Co. Clare, 5 in Co. Limerick, with the rest in counties Tipperary, Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Wexford and Wicklow.

County Carlow now has the highest 14 day incident rate outside of Laois, Offaly and Kildare; latter the three counties currently under lockdown restrictions, with Carlow numbers rising from 10.5 to 31.6 in the space of just four days.

The Co. Kildare rate however has remained the worst, rising from 138.4 up to 146.1, as at August 8th.

Sixteen more staff in the healthcare sector, have tested positive for the covid-19 virus in the week ending midnight on Saturday last. Two of these workers have been hospitalised. A total of 329 healthcare staff, aged between 34 and 54, have now been hospitalised since March 2020.


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