Figures show 509 new Covid-19 cases recorded last week

There were 509 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country last week, an increase of 224 cases from the previous week.

Kildare, Laois and Offaly made up two-thirds of all new cases, amounting to a total of 339 cases.

According to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), almost half (46%) of new cases were linked to an outbreak in the workplace.

A total of 54% of confirmed cases are now linked to an outbreak.

This is the tenth week in a row that Westmeath has recorded less than 10 new cases

The median age of new confirmed COVID-19 cases was 34 years old. Females and those aged between 25-44 continue to account for the highest number of confirmed cases

Dublin continues to be the worst hit by COVID-19 with 51% of total confirmed COVID-19 deaths. However, the week ending up to and including 07 August was the tenth week in a row that Dublin had less than 100 weekly cases since the start of March.

The number of weekly confirmed COVID-19 cases is over 100 cases in each of the last five weeks up to the week ending 07 August, while the number of people who have died from COVID-19 has been below 10 for the last six weeks.

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