The Coronavirus just doesn’t want to go away, does it…
A garden centre in Camolin had recently confirmed that they closed their premises after one of their staff members tested positive for Covid-19.
That 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 54 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 two people with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.
There has now been a total of 1,775* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. (*Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 1,775 reflects this.)
As of midnight Tuesday 18 August, the HPSC has been notified of 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 27,547** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. (Validation of data at the HPSC led to the denotification of 6 confirmed cases. The figure of 27,547 reflects this.)
Of the cases notified today:
24 are men and 29 are women
67% are under 45 years of age
27 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
8 cases have been identified as community transmission
19 are in Dublin, 8 in Kildare, 5 in Tipperary and the rest of the cases are in Carlow, Clare, Donegal, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Waterford and Wexford.”
It is worth noting that Wexford saw an increase of 4 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, as the county figure now stands at 251.
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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