Covid update: 1,000 new confirmed cases, 88 in Cork

Covid update: 1,000 new confirmed cases, 88 in Cork

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health during a briefing at the Department of Health in Dublin. 

Another 1,000 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed on Friday, with 88 of the cases are located in Cork.

The virus also claimed the lives of three more individuals bringing the total of Covid-19 deaths to 1,841. There is now a total of 47,427 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today 478 are men and 520 are women. 71% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 31 years old.

There were 254 cases in Dublin, 102 in Meath, 88 in Cork, 81 in Cavan, 75 in Galway and the remaining 400 cases are spread across 20 counties.

As of 2pm on Friday, 246 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU. a total of 13 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Department of Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, once again urged people to heed the medical advice and follow the Covid guidelines.

“Case numbers are continuing to rise. Right now, we need everyone to cut their social contacts to an absolute minimum. Every time you physically interact with another person, you are providing an opportunity for the virus to spread.”

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