Covid-19 Update: Thur. 27th Aug. 2020 – Zero New Deaths – 93 New Cases

As at midnight last night, the number of patients in University Hospital Limerick, with suspected Covid-19, [latter the medical facility serving North Tipperary], was confirmed at 4. One such case was also confirmed at South Tipp General, Clonmel, serving the south of the county.

Overnight figures showed a small rise in the number of confirmed cases of the disease in 14 Irish hospitals; rising to 28, an increase of two on earlier yesterday. Four of these 28 patients confirmed in hospitals are in intensive care units.

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 93 new additional cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 28,453, with 2649 clusters.

Thirty four of the 93 cases are located in Dublin; 7 in Kildare, 6 each in counties Donegal and Laois and 5 each in Limerick and Wexford. The remaining 30 cases confirmed are located in Tipperary; Carlow; Cavan; Clare; Cork; Louth; Meath; Monaghan; Offaly; Westmeath and Wicklow.

Some 70% of the cases reported today involve people under the age of 45 years.

There were 69 new cases reported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland earlier today, bringing the total number of cases there to 6,964, with one Covid-related death reported, bringing their death total to 560.

Meanwhile; due to the continuous high numbers of COVID-19 cases reported over the last 7 days, it is understood that the National Public Health Emergency Team for Covid-19 (NPHET) do not want to risk reopening pubs. A new date, after August 31st, for the prospective reopening of pubs has not yet been set and it still remains unclear as to whether there will be any date set, prior to Christmas 2020.

Finally, the latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control confirm that Ireland’s 14-day incidence of Covid-19 cases, per 100,000 people, now stands at 31.1; while the UK 14-day incidence per 100,000 people stands at 22.6; with Italy at 17.9 and Germany at 20.7.

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


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