Covid-19 latest: 1,025 new cases with almost 150 in Cork

Covid-19 latest: 1,025 new cases with almost 150 in Cork

A Covid-19 sign at Washington Street in Cork. Picture: Denis Minihane.

The Department of Health has confirmed that 1,025 new cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in Ireland as of midnight last night.

This brings the number of confirmed cases in the country to 57,128.

No new deaths have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today.

Of the new cases, 255 are in Dublin, 147 in Cork, 77 in Galway, 54 in Kildare, 53 in Donegal and the remaining 439 cases are spread across 21 counties.

508 are men and 506 are women, with 71% under the age of 45.

As of 2pm today, 315 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU. 

There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health reiterated the need for people to isolate if they have symptoms of the virus, are waiting for the results of a Covid test, if they are a confirmed case or have come into contact with a confirmed case.

"If you’re a confirmed case, have had a test or have symptoms of Covid-19, you must self-isolate for 10 days. 

"If you live with a case or have been told you’re a close contact, you must restrict your movements for 14 days," he said.

"Everyone else should stay at home, unless for essential reasons or for exercise within 5km of where you live," Dr Holohan continued. 

In the past 14 days, there have been 1,887 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Cork. 

So far, there have been 1,882 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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