Another Significant Jump Of Confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Wexford

The Coronavirus simply isn’t going away just yet…

Today , there was yet another jump of eight confirmed Covid-19 cases in county Wexford.

A total of 294 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Wexford since the start of the pandemic, while August has been Wexford’s worst month since the heights of the pandemic in April 2020.

Nationally, in the Republic of Ireland, NPHET reported an additional 142 confirmed coronavirus cases. This brings the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to 28,720, with 1,777 deaths from the virus to date. It must be noted that there hasn’t been a Covid-19 death in the past seven successive days.

Of the 142 new cases reported on Saturday, 74 are men and 66 are women, with 69 per cent of the cases under 45 years of age.

Some 32 of the cases are linked to an outbreak or were close contacts of a previous confirmed case, and 19 of the cases arose from community transmission.

Fifty-nine of the cases were in Dublin, 20 in Kildare, which remains under a local lockdown, and 14 cases were in Donegal and Limerick. There were eight confirmed cases in Wexford, and six in Tipperary.

The remaining 21 cases were spread across counties Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Mayo, Meath and Wicklow. Over the last two weeks there has been confirmed cases in every county in the country except for Leitrim

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