Two more Covid-19 cases confirmed 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 Saturday 15th August, the HPSC has been notified of 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 27,257 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.


There were two m0re cases notified in Donegal, bringing the total to 503.

Of the cases notified today;

  • 34 are men / 29 are women
  • 67% are under 45 years of age
  • 12 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 3 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • The remainder of these cases are still under investigation
  • 21 in Kildare, 16 in Dublin, 6 in Limerick, and the rest of the 23 cases are in Clare, Donegal, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, 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.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “NPHET will meet tomorrow to review and discuss the case figures that have been reported in recent days and will make any necessary recommendations to Government which are required to protect the vulnerable, continue with the resumption of healthcare services and ensure the safe reopening of our schools.”

“The phased reopening of the country has afforded people the opportunity to socialise with each other again. However, some are doing this recklessly and undermining the efforts of the majority of people around the country who are following public health advice. This cannot continue. This pandemic isn’t over just because we are tired of living with it.”

“We must all learn to behave and interact in a new way over the coming months so that COVID-19 cannot take root again in our communities. Please avoid crowds, reduce your social contacts, keep your distance from others, wash your hands and wear face coverings.”



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 0.7 +4
Cavan 882 3.2 No change
Clare 430 1.6 +2
Cork 1,595 5.9 +3
Donegal 503 1.9 +2
Dublin 12,675 47 +56
Galway 507 1.9 +6
Kerry 321 1.2 No change
Kildare 1,990 7.3 +81
Kilkenny 372 1.4 +10
Laois 355 1.3 +6
Leitrim 85 0.3 No change
Limerick 649 2.4 +8
Longford 289 1.1 No change
Louth 803 3 +1
Mayo 585 2.2 +1
Meath 861 3.2 +5
Monaghan 545 2 No change
Offaly 597 2.2 +4
Roscommon 349 1.3 +1
Sligo 155 0.6 No change
Tipperary 563 2 +13
Waterford 168 0.6 +1
Westmeath 682 2.5 No change
Wexford 247 0.9 No change
Wicklow 723 2.7 +1

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