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