15 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Co. Kildare, as of midnight Sunday, 2nd August.
Nationally, 46 confirmed cases have been confirmed.
No deaths were reported as of midnight, Sunday 2nd August.
There is now a total of 26,208 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
There have been 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
Of the cases notified last night:
27 male & 19 female
85% are under 45 years of age
32 are associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
5 cases have been identified as community transmission
15 cases are located in Kildare, 8 in Laois, 7 in Clare, 5 in Offaly and the remaining 11 are spread across nine other counties.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The vast majority of young people in Ireland have followed public health advice and have made very significant sacrifices to protect themselves and others. People of all ages will occasionally slip up as they learn to live safely with this virus. We should not seek to attribute blame, but rather continue to encourage one another to build on and sustain the great efforts that we have all made to date.
“We continue to urge everyone to observe the safe behaviours that we recommend such as physical distancing, washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering where appropriate, avoiding crowds and doing all we can to protect each other.
“NPHET continues to monitor the evolving situation very closely and will meet tomorrow.”