Fifty-six confirmed cases of Covid-19, one in Donegal

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has now been a total of 1,774 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Sunday 17th August, the HPSC has been notified of 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 27,313 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.


Of the cases notified today;

  • 29 are men / 27 are women
  • 79% are under 45 years of age
  • 35 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 12 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 26 in Kildare, 13 in Dublin and the rest of the 17 cases are in Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath and Wicklow.

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.

The National Public Health Emergency Team are meeting this evening to consider further recommendations for Government.


Cases by county

Note: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, county totals may change due to cases being reassigned to another county. Totals can go up or down.

County Number of cases % of total Change since the day before
Carlow 204 0.8 No change
Cavan 882 3.2 No change
Clare 432 1.6 +2
Cork 1,595 5.9 No change
Donegal 504 1.9 +1
Dublin 12,747 46.8 +16
Galway 507 1.9 No change
Kerry 321 1.2 No change
Kildare 2,011 7.4 +21
Kilkenny 372 1.4 No change
Laois 358 1.3 +3
Leitrim 85 0.3 No change
Limerick 655 2.4 +6
Longford 289 1.1 No change
Louth 807 3 +4
Mayo 585 2.2 No change
Meath 863 3.2 +2
Monaghan 549 2 +4
Offaly 599 2.2 +2
Roscommon 350 1.3 +1
Sligo 156 0.6 +1
Tipperary 565 2.1 +2
Waterford 168 0.6 No change
Westmeath 682 2.5 No change
Wexford 247 0.9 No change
Wicklow 724 2.7 +1

*All statistics measured at midnight on Saturday 15 August.


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