Covid-19 Update: Wed. 26th Aug. 2020 – Zero New Deaths – 164 New Cases

Ten new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Tipperary

This evening, figures from the Department of Health confirm that there have been zero new deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,777.

However, there are 164 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 28,363.

Meanwhile, recent figures show that the last two weeks cumulative number of cases of Covid-19 here in the Irish Republic, for every 100,000 people is 28.5 confirmed by the European Centre for Disease Control. These confirmed figures remain higher than the UK at 22.5 cases; Germany at 20.7 cases, and Italy at 16.5 cases, but are lower than Spain at 183.1 cases, France at 65.6 and Belgium at 49.7 and Sweden at 36.8 cases.

Not surprisingly, 93 of the confirmed cases reported are in Dublin. Elsewhere the numbers include 22 cases in Kildare; 10 in Tipperary; 9 in Cork; 8 in Carlow; 6 in Waterford and Offaly and the remaining 10 cases spread over Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth and Roscommon.

In Northern Ireland, there have been reported a further 72 cases of the Covid-19 virus, with a total of 384 people having tested positive over the last week, (7 days).

In other Covis-19 news, wedding guests will have to wear face coverings when arriving at or leaving their table, according to new guidelines for reopening hotels and guesthouses by Fáilte Ireland. Under the current public health guidelines, all guests will also have to leave function rooms and bar areas by 11.30pm.

Please stay safe by reducing social contacts; avoiding crowds; physically distancing; wearing face coverings and washing your hands regularly.


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