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Coronavirus: No further deaths and 320 new cases

There have been no further Coronavirus-related deaths announced today by the health authorities – with 320 new cases confirmed.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) haven’t published county-by-county figures in recent days.

Today’s announcements come as The Irish Times report that that just one confirmed case of Covid-19 in every thousand is traced to outdoor transmission.

Of the 232,164 cases of Covid-19 recorded in the State up to March 24th this year, 262 were as a result of outdoor transmission, representing 0.1 per cent of the total.

There were 42 outbreaks associated with outdoor gatherings, with one community outbreak accounting for seven cases.

This involved an outdoor work activity which took place between two separate families, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) which monitors case numbers in the Republic.

There were 21 outbreaks on construction sites with 124 cases, and 20 outbreaks associated with sporting activities and fitness in which there were 131 cases.

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