Third of new Covid-19 cases are in people under 35

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 2 people with Covid-19 have died.

There have now been a total of 1,717 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday 21st June the HPSC has been notified of 4 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 25,383 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.


The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

The Covid-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Yesterday, more than 183,000 new cases of Covid-19 were reported globally, the most in a single day according to the WHO.

“In Ireland, in the last 14 days over a third of new confirmed cases are in young people under the age of 35. This is not a disease that solely affects older people. No one is immune, everyone is responsible for limiting the spread of Covid-19.”

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “While it is encouraging to see an increase in the number of people wearing face coverings in public places, 41% is a significantly lower uptake when compared to our other recommended behaviours such as hand washing (92%) and physical distancing (91%). Face coverings should be worn when it is difficult to maintain physical distancing, for instance in shops and on public transport.”


Note: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, cases may be reassigned to another county.

County Number of cases % of total
Carlow 174 0.69
Cavan 862 3.4
Clare 369 1.45
Cork 1535 6.05
Donegal 464 1.83
Dublin 12267 48.34
Galway 485 1.91
Kerry 310 1.22
Kildare 1443 5.69
Kilkenny 354 1.39
Laois 265 1.04
Leitrim 78 0.31
Limerick 583 2.3
Longford 285 1.12
Louth 780 3.07
Mayo 572 2.25
Meath 807 3.18
Monaghan 536 2.11
Offaly 483 1.9
Roscommon 344 1.36
Sligo 125 0.49
Tipperary 541 2.13
Waterford 155 0.61
Westmeath 672 2.65
Wexford 216 0.85
Wicklow 674 2.66

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 20 June.

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