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Weekend appeal: Have no more than six visitors if you are entertaining

THE Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Dr Ronan Glynn, has asked people to refrain from having more than six visitors at one time in their house.

“This weekend, if you are having people over, please have no more than six visitors, from no more than three households, to your home,” he said.

“It is vital that people all across the country follow the public health advice. If you have any symptoms, isolate and contact your GP by phone immediately.”

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that two people with Covid-19 in Ireland have died.

There has now been a total of 1,777 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Friday, August 21, the HPSC has been notified of 156 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 27,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

81 are men / 75 are women
71% are under 45 years of age
68 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
15 cases have been identified as community transmission
55 in Dublin, 36 in Kildare, 12 in Tipperary, 9 in Limerick, 7 in Kilkenny, 6 in Waterford and the remaining 31 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath, Wexford and 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 statement adds.



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