Covid-19 latest: 53 new cases in Cork

Covid-19 latest: 53 new cases in Cork

Dr Tony Holohan metwith the leaders of the three government parties today to discuss moving the entire country to Level 5 Covid restrictions. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

There have been no new deaths, and 518 new cases reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has been a total of 1,810 Covid-19 related deaths and 38,549 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today: 68% are under 45 years of age, 30% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case, and 78 cases have been identified as community transmission.

There have been 134 cases notified in Dublin, with 53 in Cork, 49 in Limerick, 34 in Donegal, 32 in Meath and the remaining 216 cases spread across 20 counties.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We have seen in recent days a significant and concerning deterioration in the epidemiological situation nationally.

“It is vital that we do everything in our power now to arrest the current trajectory nationally and very substantially suppress the virus back down to a low level of transmission in advance of the winter months.

“Do not become distracted from the core public health messages; wash hands regularly, keep your distance, wear face coverings where appropriate, avoid crowded environments, cut your social contacts down to minimum levels, know the symptoms and isolate yourself and contact your GP immediately if you experience them.” 

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Our core priorities have to be protected. We must work together to keep our non-covid health services open, keep our children in education and protect the lives of the most vulnerable to this disease.

“Solidarity is now more important than ever as we work to once again suppress this virus in our communities.”

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