People in Cork have been urged to heed Covid-19 advice and stay home where necessary amid a concerning increase in cases in the region.
People have been reminded to stay home and contact their GP if they experience symptoms, if they are awaiting test results, if they are deemed to be a close contact of someone with the virus, or if they received a positive test result.
Dr Margaret O’Sullivan, specialist in Public Health, HSE South admitted the recent increase in cases in Cork is concerning.
“We’re very, very concerned at the moment about rising Covid cases in Cork, especially in Cork City,” she said.
“Many of the cases are young adults even though all age groups are affected.
“I want to emphasize some very important points that we should all pay heed to. If you’re concerned about any symptoms, stay at home and contact your GP.
“If you’re waiting for the results of a test, stay at home. If you’re the close contact of a case – stay at home.
“If you’re a case yourself – you need to stay at home, and stay in your own room.”
Dr O’Sullivan commented further: “We may all feel that we’re ok, and that this advice is for others.
“None of it is easy. But remember, we’re all in this together and we all need to do the very best we can to prevent spread and to keep each other safe.”
Dr O’Sullivan set out her advice in a video message, highlighting the ongoing concern for the Department of Public Health about the rising numbers of Covid cases in Cork, and in Cork city in particular.