At Least One Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Wexford, With 190 Cases Confirmed In Republic

It’s worrying that Wexford and the Coronavirus are starting to make the headlines again…

A garden centre in Camolin had confirmed that they closed their premises after one of their staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

This news was quickly followed by Wexford Camogie postponing some of their club games, which was followed by a Wexford GAA club, Ferns St Aidans, suspending all activity due to Covid-19 concerns.

Then, a nursing home based in Wexford town — Kerlogue Nursing Home — had confirmed that they have a confirmed case of Coronavirus on site.

The latest data released by the Department of Health and NPHET shows that there was 190 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland today.

At least one case of the coronavirus was confirmed for Wexford, with the Government statement reading as follows:

“The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that one person with COVID-19 in Ireland has died.

There has now been a total of 1,775 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Monday 17 August, the HPSC has been notified of 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There has now been a total of 27,499* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

76 are men and 111 are women

75% are under 45 years of age

75 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case

14 cases have been identified as community transmission

48 are in Kildare, 46 in Dublin, 38 in Tipperary, 20 in Limerick, 7 in Clare and the rest of the 31 cases are in Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.”

The news comes after a number of new Coronavirus measures were introduced and approved by the Irish Government following a cabinet meeting this evening .

These additional restrictive measures, which can be viewed below, will be in place until September 13th.

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