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30 Nov 2021

Today's figures released as incidence of Covid-19 remains "concerningly high"

Gardaí called to protest staged at Dr Tony Holohan's house at weekend

Chief Medical Officer. Dr Tony Holohan

Public health officials have confirmed 4,764 new cases of Covid-19.

As of 8am today, 598 hospital patients have Covid-19, including 126 who are in ICU.

Yesterday, the figures showed 3,893 new cases being confirmed while 611 Covid-19 patients were in hospital. There were 132 in ICU. 

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said that the “incidence of Covid-19 remains concerningly high, with 62,401 cases reported in the last 14 days”.

In a statement, the CMO said that “we need to continue to make every effort we can to drive down incidence of disease and break the chains of transmission”.

Covid-19 spreads when an infected person is in close proximity to other people. The best way we can stop Covid spreading to the people we meet is by meeting fewer people and avoiding crowds.

“If you are socialising, think about the risk associated with the activities you have planned. Remember the simple steps you can take to keep both you and the people you meet with safe:

  • Wear a mask correctly
  • Meet outside if possible
  • Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces
  • Practice good hand and respiratory hygiene
  • Be mindful of your contacts in the days after socialising, and especially consider anyone you meet who may be immunocompromised or vulnerable to Covid-19.

“If you experience symptoms isolate immediately and arrange a PCR test – not an antigen test,” he said.

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