Covid-19’s 196 confirmed cases have been reported to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPET), of which 107 cases have been reported in Dublin. This brings the total number of patients in the Republic to 30,360.
The total number of deaths from the virus remains at 1,781.
Of the 107 in Dublin, 12 are in Waterford, 11 in Limerick, eight in Wicklow, seven in Meath, seven in Kildare, six in Laois, six in Westmeath, and the remaining 32 cases are in Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Lightrim, Offford, Longford, , Roscommon, Tipperary, Wexford.
The Acting Chief Medical Officer said there was concern over the increase in community transmission with 37 cases. Ronan Glynn said. Of today’s cases, 27 are over 65 years of age.
“By limiting our contacts, we limit the chances of spreading through the Kovid-19 community, ultimately protecting our families, our communities and those most vulnerable to the worst effects of the disease,” he said.
At the same time, Taoist Michael Martin urged adults to limit social contact to ensure that schools remain open and that people continue to work.
He said the new long-term plan to stay with Kovid-19 – which will be launched on Monday – would clarify at what point local regulations would start if necessary.
“I urge people to limit their social interactions, especially with adults. We want schools to stay open and we want people to keep working, ”he said.
Martin said the government wants to ensure that there is a clear and consistent approach to dealing with Covid-19.
“I think people are tired of being infected with this virus,” he told RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland.
Next week’s plan will offer a framework of “simple messaging” about the different levels that apply if there are spikes in the numbers. “We are moving into the second phase.”
He said he knew people were difficult and challenging and that he needed to be lenient with the public. He expressed concern over the rising Covid-19 numbers, but said the government had “learned lessons from the past” and that Ireland would not see a significant explosion in nursing homes.
Taoീech justified its testing and tracing system as one of the highest testing states in Europe. Places such as meat plants, direct provision centers, and nursing homes remain important.
“We want to save lives and livelihoods.”
Martin said the government has broad faith in the NPET advice and will heed the guidance they receive.
But he said personal behavior is important and people need to reduce their contacts.
In connection with the reopening of pubs, Martin said there is a case for reopening in countries where the virus is less. He added that the decision regarding the opening of the pub has always been a warning to local individuals.
Meanwhile, the number of notifications of close contacts identified in the smartphone app for Kovid-19 has nearly tripled in the past month, in line with the increase in diagnostic cases.
Health Services Executive Chief Information Officer Fran Thompson said the figures coincide with a significant increase in Kovid-19 diagnoses over the past six weeks.
“There is a correlation between the number of positive cases and the number of close relationships as the number increases on a daily basis. There are peaks and streams depending on the day, ”Thompson said.
Within a period of not less than 15 minutes within 2 meters of the confirmed case, a person will recognize the digital application as a close contact.
The application, which uses Bluetooth scanning technology, acts as a complement to the contact tracers and obtains a list from the person with the confirmed case of corona virus of those who are in close contact with them.