The Acting Chief Medical Officer is asking people to double-down on their efforts to prevent the spread of the virus following the highest daily number of new Covid-19 cases in over three months.

217 new infections were reported yesterday evening, but for the tenth day in a row,  there were no deaths from the virus.

Dr Ronan Glynn says while the number of cases is substantial, the five day moving average remains relatively stable at 115 cases per day.

However, he said this is still a substantial number of cases, and is urging people to continue washing hands regularly, physically distancing, avoiding crowded areas, wearing face coverings where appropriate, and to contact their GP if they have concerns over symptoms.

Yesterday's numbers included 103 positive tests in Dublin, 25 in Kildare, and 17 each in both Limerick and Tipperary, as new cases were also confirmed in Galway and Roscommon.

Co Roscommon has seen a steady increase in confirmed cases over the past month, after almost no new cases were reported during July.

From 1st August to the 30th August, the number of cases in Roscommon increased by 17.

In the same month, the number of confirmed cases of the virus in Mayo increased by 5, with 17 additional cases in Co Galway during August.

 

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