70 recent Covid cases in Cork associated with pubs and restaurants – Acting CMO

Ireland’s Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn has confirmed that 70 recent cases in Cork have been associated with pubs and restaurants.

Speaking in last night’s National Public Health Emergency Team briefing, Dr Glynn said “In Cork there’s been about 70 cases associated with pubs and restaurants over the last couple of weeks.

That’s in the context of 350 cases in Cork over the last fortnight so it’s a portion, but it does point to the fact that there are certain settings that are high risk.”

He also confirmed there has been a big increase in cases in the counties of Monaghan and Roscommon.