Eight new cases of Covid 19 confirmed in Westmeath – no significant rise in cases in other Shannonside counties

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified of 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 today.

Of the cases notified today, 152 cases are in Dublin, 32 in Cork, 22 in Donegal, 21 in Galway, 15 in Meath, 11 in Kildare, 9 in Kerry, 8 in Louth, 8 in Westmeath, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Mayo, 6 in Tipperary and 5 in Wexford, with the remaining 25 cases in 8 counties.

33% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, 49 cases have been identified as community transmission.

There have been no new deaths reported.

There is now a total of 34,315 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.