Ireland shows a spike in COVID19 cases

Ireland shows a spike in COVID19 cases

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There have been 74 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ireland, bringing the total in the country to 366.

The Department of Health confirmed this evening that 45 of the new cases involved men and 29 were female.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 129, followed by Cork at 48 and Limerick at 14.

Galway has recorded 12 cases, Wicklow 9, Westmeath 7, Waterford 7 and Kerry 6.

All other counties excluding the three that do not have any cases, Leitrim, Laois and Monaghan, have fewer than five cases.

To date, 42% cases are travel-related, 22% associated with community transmission, 17% are as a result of local transmission and 20% remain under investigation.

The department said that two thirds of cases are people younger than 55, with almost one in four cases aged 35-44.