Covid-19 latest: 188 new cases, including 25 in Cork

Covid-19 latest: 188 new cases, including 25 in Cork

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

The Department of Health has confirmed that 188 new cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in Ireland as of midnight last night.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 33,121.

No additional Covid-19 related deaths have occurred today.

Of the confirmed new cases, 76 are in Dublin, 25 in Cork, 21 in Donegal, 16 in Kildare, 13 in Galway, seven in Roscommon and seven in Waterford, with the remaining 23 cases spread across 12 counties.

96 are men and 90 are women, with 71% under the age of 45.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said the spirit of Covid-19 since the outset has been "solidarity and cooperation" and that this needs to continue.

"While this pandemic is a uniquely challenging time for everyone, we can and will support one another in getting through this.

"Encourage your family and friends to heed the public health advice. 

"Now more than ever, we need to work collectively. 

"Our individual actions count on a population level," he said.

"Every one of us doing our bit in our daily lives - halving our social contacts, working from home, keeping our distance, wearing a face covering, washing our hands - matters a great deal. 

"These small, positive steps taken together amount to our best and strongest defence against the virus," he continued.

So far, there have been 1,792 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

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