Covid-19 latest: 4 more people have died, 16 new cases

Covid-19 latest: 4 more people have died, 16 new cases
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health at the update on Covid-19 in the Department of Health. Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Four more people with Covid-19 in Ireland have died, bringing the number of Covid-19 related deaths here to 1,714.

This evening the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) confirmed that 16 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 have also been reported.

There is now a total of 25,355 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

It said the HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) shows that as of midnight on Tuesday 1,535 cases had been reported in Cork.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said that the National Public Health Emergency Team had met and noted that approximately half of those diagnosed with Covid-19 in the community take more than two days from the onset of symptoms to make contact with their GP.

“The most important actions anyone can take from the moment they experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 is to self-isolate immediately, restrict the movement of household contacts and make phone contact with their GP,” he said.

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