New COVID-19 cases recorded in Clare

Henrietta Brewer
August 13, 2020

"For this reason, we work in 14 day and five day average periods in order to ensure that we are seeing the full picture of how the disease is behaving in Ireland".

"They are: limiting our contacts, avoiding crowded indoor settings, close attention to hand and respiratory hygiene, wearing a face covering where appropriate, using the Covid Tracker App and self-isolation at the first sign of symptoms".

The government said the measures were introduced to protect vulnerable people and to stop the spread of Covid-19 following a high number of cases in those three counties.

The number of cases of COVID as of Tuesday was 26,801.

There has been a coronavirus outbreak on a ward in Naas General Hospital, it was confirmed last night. There were two reported cases in Rathvilly last week connected to the Kildare Chilling Company but the Nationalist understands no further cases have been identified locally.

"There would be an orange level - which would be some version of what Laois, Offaly and Kildare have in place right now - a red level which would be across the whole country and which we have become very accustomed to, which is very much what the people of Auckland are dealing with at the moment, and then blue".

It's after hundreds of new cases at the facilities has led to a localised lockdown in Kildare, Laois and Offaly.

"We know that Covid-19 transmits when people come into close contact with one another".

She advises "It is very important that if you experience any of the symptoms of COVID-19 - such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, or loss of sense of smell/taste - that you self-isolate immediately, and phone your GP straight away".

"I think what Laois, Kildare and Offaly have shown is just how quickly this virus can spread and the need for us to be able to react to it quickly", Donnelly said. Austria has the same incidence rate as Ireland. Spain is on 93.7 while Malta is at 61.6.

A programme of serial testing at meat plants and direct provision centres has been agreed by a Cabinet sub committee on Covid-19.

Meanwhile, over 30,000 tests have been completed in the last seven days, of which 1.7% have been positive.

Meanwhile the National Public Health Emergency Team will discuss the recent spike in the midlands, and the clusters in meat factories at a meeting later.

The system would consist of red, orange, yellow and blue statuses depending on the levels of the threat of the spread of Covid-19 in particular areas, with blue representing a situation where a vaccine would be in place to suppress the virus.

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