The battle is far from over.
While positive cases of Covid-19 are currently at a level deemed manageable in Ireland’s hospitals, the Health Service Executive has issued a fresh reminder to the public to help slow the spread.
Eleven additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday, with no new deaths from the disease.
“Any close contacts of a positive case of #COVID19 will be contacted by our contact tracers and referred for a test.” the HSE said in a tweet this afternoon.
“We strongly advise everybody contacted to come forward to help protect yourself, your family, the wider public and to help slow the spread of #coronavirus.”
Any close contacts of a positive case of #COVID19 will be contacted by our contact tracers & referred for a test. We strongly advise everybody contacted to come forward to help protect yourself, your family, the wider public and to help slow the the spread of #coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/ZbCa9ac7nt
— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) July 28, 2020
Over the past 14 days, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases notified to the HPSC is 196, 4% of which were in Cork. Of these, 52% were male and 47% were female. The median age of patients is 37 years old.
“Fortunately, the number of cases reported last week (124) were fewer than the week before (143).” said Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health.
“This demonstrates the power of individual action to change the course of COVID-19 in our country. We are each other’s best defence. We know what works – through solidarity, ongoing vigilance and commitment to public health measures we can all play our part in stemming the spread of this virus.”
If you haven’t already downloaded the Covid Tracker app to your phone, you can still find it and install it for free via the App Store.
App users will be alerted if they have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for coronavirus and anonymously warn other app users that they were in close contact with if they test positive for coronavirus.