Almost 120 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Cork today, according to the latest figures.
Nationally, there have been 1,095 new cases of Covid-19 and five further deaths confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team.
Some 118 of these new cases are in Cork while there are also 246 in Dublin, 185 in Meath,128 in Cavan, 63 in Kildare and the remaining 342 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
Of the cases notified today 529 are men, 552 are women and 70 percent are under 45 years of age with the median age at 31-years-old.
Meanwhile, 232 people with Covid-19 are being treated in hospitals, including 30 who are in intensive care units.
“Today, we again report a daily new confirmed case figure over 1,000,” said Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan.
“This situation is extremely concerning.
“Every single one of us has a role to play,” he added.
Dr Ronan Glynn urged people to avoid meeting in groups.
“Stop meeting up in groups, stop socialising, stop organising playdates, parties and other social activities,” he said.
“People must recognise that the disease is a direct threat to themselves and their families.
“Now is the time for each of us to act,” he added.