Over 2,000 new cases of Covid

Six cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Louth

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 2,002 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  

As of 8am today, 354 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 73 are in ICU. 

 The five-day moving average is 1,242.  

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn said: “Today’s case number reflects an increased number of positive tests on specimens collected over the last three days. 

"However, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the last 7 days (8845 cases) is fewer than the previous 7 days (9115 cases), with the 7 day moving average of daily cases at 1264 today, compared to 1302 a week ago. 

 “We will continue to monitor this situation closely to see if the trend in new infections over recent days is sustained. 

 “If you are experiencing a high temperature, dry cough, or flu like symptoms please stay at home - do not go to work or socialise. 

 "To keep yourself and your family safe please continue to regularly wash your hands, wear a mask when appropriate, open windows and ventilate indoor spaces, and choose outdoors where possible for meeting others.” 

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