Coronavirus: 53 new cases and no further deaths confirmed

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Coronavirus: 53 New Cases And No Further Deaths Confirmed Coronavirus: 53 New Cases And No Further Deaths Confirmed
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Tomas Doherty
A further 53 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the State, the Department of Health has confirmed.

Officials from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) also reported no further deaths from the disease.

There have now been 28,811 confirmed cases of the disease in the Republic, and 1,777 Covid-related deaths.

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Of the new cases, 75 per cent are aged under 45, and 27 are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case.

Twenty-five of the cases are located in Dublin, 11 in Limerick and 17 are spread across 10 other counties (Kildare, Longford, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Laois, Meath, Roscommon, Tipperary, Westmeath).

The news came as local lockdown measures in Co Kildare were lifted on Monday evening.

In a Government statement, it was confirmed that the Covid-19 public health measures in place in Kildare will be aligned with those in the rest of the country.

The State's acting chief medical officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, said he wanted to recognise “the very significant impact of the measures on individuals, communities and businesses in Kildare over the past three weeks.”

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He added: “At a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team today, NPHET thanked people in Kildare – and in Laois and Offaly previously – for their forbearance and noted that their actions are a demonstration, and a further reminder, of what can be achieved through collective action as we continue to strike a balance between living our lives and behaving in a way that protects one another.”

Special restrictions were imposed on the county on August 7th after a spike in Covid-19 cases. The measures were extended for two more weeks on August 21st, despite similar measures being lifted in counties Laois and Offaly.

The NPHET met earlier on Monday to review the situation in Kildare and confirmed it is now broadly similar to the rest of the country.

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