The median age of patients with Covid-19 is now 33.
Yesterday evening the National Public Health Emergency Team confirmed that 40 new cases of coronavirus had been recorded in the past 24 hours, with three-quarters of those reported in people aged under 45 years
There have been no additional deaths.
In a statement on the latest figures, which represent the highest jump in new cases since mid-June, Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn appealed to the public to adhere to contact tracing guidelines
“Today’s cases are spread across a range of different settings and age groups,” he said.
“75% of cases are under 45 years of age, with a median age of 33 years. At least half of today’s cases were known close contacts of other confirmed cases.
“It remains vital that if a person is concerned that they have been in contact with a confirmed case or is experiencing symptoms associated with Covid-19, that they isolate and come forward for testing without delay.”
#COVID19 C’mon everbody. This is a long road but we are winning by many measures. We all wish this virus would just go away but it wont. But we can all reduce its impact. A lot of talk about forcing compliance but winning committment is always best in my book. @HSELive
— Paul Reid (@paulreiddublin) July 29, 2020
A total of 23 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in Cork during July, bringing the total number of cases recorded here to 1,563.
This morning CEO of the Health Service Executive appealed to the public to keep up measures to reduce the spread of the disease: “C’mon everybody. This is a long road but we are winning by many measures. We all wish this virus would just go away but it won’t. But we can all reduce its impact. A lot of talk about forcing compliance but winning commitment is always best in my book.”