Covid-19: One more death & 85 new cases – Tipperary total unchanged

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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 1 patient diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland has died.

There has now been a total of 1,763* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Wednesday 29th July, the HPSC has been notified of 85 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 26,027 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The total number of cases reported in Tipperary is 544 according to latest figures – which remains unchanged on 24 hours previously.

Of the cases notified today.

  • 53 cases are men / 32 are women
  • 68% are under 45 years of age
  • 26 cases are located in Kildare, 18 in Dublin, 11 in Clare, 9 in Laois, 7 in Limerick, 4 in Meath and the remainder are spread across 7 other counties.
  • 39% of today’s cases are associated with close contacts of a confirmed case
  • half are associated with outbreaks

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 National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Thursday 30th July) to review Ireland’s response and preparedness to COVID-19.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today’s figures demonstrate how quickly COVID-19 can remerge in our country.

“We are now at a crucial point in our response to COVID-19. Over the coming days it is vital that everyone continues to avoid large crowds, physically distance, wear face coverings where appropriate and wash hands regularly.

“COVID-19 is extremely infectious and no one is immune. Follow public health advice and stay vigilant.”

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said; “Over a two-day period Ireland moved from a relatively stable epidemiology to a significant pattern connected to outbreaks. We now need to be really careful and adhere to public health advice so we do not further spread the virus. We must remain vigilant to the disease if we are to control it at this point.”

Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and Integrated Care Lead, HSE; “In order to maintain health services in areas outside of COVID-19, suppression of the disease in the community is paramount. By protecting yourself from the disease you are contributing to a patient’s ability to access other services. Protect our health service by following public health advice and stay safe from COVID-19.”


  • Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 1,763 reflects this.

Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for getting COVID-19:

  • distance – the risk of getting COVID-19 increases as the distance between you and others gets smaller. Keep 2 metres apart where possible
  • activity – how you spend time with people and what you do with them can increase your risk. Follow the government’s Stay Safe Guidelines when spending time with others
  • time – the more time you spend in close contact with other people can increase your risk of getting COVID-19. Keep track of who you spend time with and how
  • environment – being outdoors is safer than being indoors. Where possible, meet with others outdoors. If this is not possible, keep windows and doors open when meeting others inside
  • symptoms – know the symptoms. If you have them self-isolate and contact your GP immediately

Public Health Advice for all citizensavailable here.

Know the symptoms of COVID-19

They are:

  • a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above)
  • a cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
  • shortness of breath or breathing difficulties
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • flu-like symptoms

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.


Hospital statistics

Total number of cases 25,942
Total number hospitalised 3,350
Total number admitted to ICU 438
Total number of deaths 1,506
Total number of healthcare workers 8,407
Number clusters notified 2,303
Cases associated with clusters 13,944
Median age 48

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 28 July

Gender of patients

Gender Number of cases % of total
Female 14,799 57
Male 11,115 43
Unknown 28 0.1
Total 25942

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 28 July

Age range affected

Age range Number of cases
0 – 4 191
5 – 14 347
15 – 24 1985
25 – 34 4405
35 – 44 4563
45 – 54 4634
55 – 64 3286
65 – 74 1832
75 – 84 2305
85+ 2373
Unknown 21

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 28 July

How COVID-19 is spreading

Transmission classification %
Community transmission 32
Close contact with confirmed case 66
Travel abroad 2

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 28 July


In the event that a person tests positive for COVID-19 and hasn’t been abroad or had contact with another confirmed case in Ireland, that’s known as community transmission.

In the event that a person who tests positive for COVID-19 can be linked to another confirmed case in Ireland, that’s known as close contact.

Hospitalised cases by age group

Age range Number of cases
0 – 4 24
5 – 14 18
15 – 24 76
25 – 34 198
35 – 44 274
45 – 54 451
55 – 64 499
65 – 74 587
75 – 84 745
85+ 477
Unknown 1

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 28 July

Cases by county

Note: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre have advised that in the process of validating data and reviewing addresses, county totals may change due to cases being reassigned to another county.

County Number of cases % of total Change since yesterday
Carlow 179 0.7 No change
Cavan 868 3.4 No change
Clare 380 1.5 No change
Cork 1563 6 No change
Donegal 473 1.8 No change
Dublin 12487 48.1 +7
Galway 495 1.9 No change
Kerry 317 1.2 No change
Kildare 1543 5.9 +2
Kilkenny 357 1.4 +1
Laois 273 1 +2
Leitrim 84 0.3 No change
Limerick 592 2.3 +1
Longford 288 1.1 No change
Louth 793 3.1 No change
Mayo 576 2.2 No change
Meath 826 3.2 No change
Monaghan 541 2.1 No change
Offaly 487 1.9 No change
Roscommon 346 1.3 No change
Sligo 149 0.6 +1
Tipperary 544 2.1 No change
Waterford 166 0.6 No change
Westmeath 679 2.6 +1
Wexford 223 0.9 No change
Wicklow 713 2.8 No change

*All statistics measured at midnight on Tuesday 28 July