Five new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal


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

There has now been a total of 1,772 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Saturday 8th August, the HPSC has been notified of 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,712 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 37 are men / 31 are women
  • 82% are under 45 years of age
  • 41 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 2 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 19 cases are located in Kildare, 17 in Dublin, 15 in Offaly, 12 in Laois and 5 in Donegal.

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 Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “We continue to see cases linked to the outbreaks in counties where additional public health measures have been introduced. This was expected and we will continue to monitor closely.

“From tomorrow face coverings will be mandatory in retail and other indoor settings like hairdressers, cinemas and museums. We know that most people are already wearing face coverings and we hope to see even greater uptake over the coming days.

“Time and again people have shown their willingness to follow public health guidance in the interest of protecting each other from this disease. Wearing a face covering is just one more way in which people can demonstrate their solidarity with one another as we seek to suppress the spread of COVID-19.”


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 previous day
Carlow 185 0.7 +4
Cavan 881 3.3 +1
Clare 403 1.5 +2
Cork 1,582 6 +7
Donegal 487 1.8 +1
Dublin 12,601 47.3 +27
Galway 500 1.9 +1
Kerry 318 1.2 No change
Kildare 1,825 6.8 +110
Kilkenny 359 1.3 +1
Laois 327 1.2 +1
Leitrim 85 0.3 No change
Limerick 620 2.3 +1
Longford 288 1.1 No change
Louth 799 3 +1
Mayo 584 2.2 +1
Meath 845 3.2 +6
Monaghan 543 2 No change
Offaly 557 2.1 +7
Roscommon 347 1.3 +1
Sligo 153 0.6 No change
Tipperary 547 2.1 +1
Waterford 166 0.6 No change
Westmeath 682 2.6 No change
Wexford 244 0.9 +1
Wicklow 716 2.7 +1

*All statistics measured at midnight on Friday 7 August.



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