August 1, 2021

Two further deaths and 156 new cases as country’s first prisoner tests positive

There were two further deaths from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland in the last 24 hours, the HSE said this evening.

The total death toll here is now 1,777 while the number of confirmed cases has now reached  27,908 after another 156 were diagnosed.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 81 are men / 75 are women
  • 71% are under 45 years of age
  • 68 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 15 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 55 in Dublin, 36 in Kildare, 12 in Tipperary, 9 in Limerick, 7 in Kilkenny, 6 in Waterford and the remaining 31 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

Meanwhile, RTÉ is reporting that the first prisoner in the country has tested positive for Covid-19.

The female detainee has been in quarantine since she was jailed and has not been in contact with other prisoners and remains in isolation.

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