Covid-19 Latest: Longford among counties with new cases detected as national figure drops significantly
The latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team show a significant drop in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Longford since the pandemic began stands at 294 and that figure will rise after it was indicated that Longford is among the nine counties that accounts for confirmed cases of Covid-19 revealed this evening.
As of midnight Saturday, August 29, the HPSC had been notified of 42 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There has now been a total of 28,760* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
That is the lowest number of cases reported in a day in Ireland in over two weeks.
Of the cases notified today 24 were in Dublin, six in Limerick, and the remaining 12 are located in Carlow, Clare, Galway, Kildare, Longford, Offaly, and Sligo.
20 are men / 22 are women
71% are under 45 years of age
15 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
Six cases have been identified as community transmission
There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. It has now been a week without a reported death from Covid-19 in Ireland. There has been a total of 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.