Covid-19 latest: number of cases in Cork continuing to rise

Covid-19 latest: number of cases in Cork continuing to rise
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The number of cases of Covid-19 reported from Cork is continuing to increase.

The latest official figures show that as of Friday, 1,557 cases had been reported in Cork since the beginning of the outbreak, an increase of 12 cases on the previous week.

Nationally, 141 cases were reported during the same period.

A total of 25,760 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland since the virus was first identified here, and 1,753 people with Covid-19 have died. 

Last night, 12 people with confirmed Covid-19 and 149 people with suspected Covid-19 were receiving care at 19 hospitals around the country including four people with suspected Covid-19 in Cork.

Nine people with confirmed Covid-19 and 11 people with suspected Covid-19 were being treated at critical care units in 12 hospitals.

In Cork, one person with Covid-19 was receiving intensive care at the Mercy University Hospital while one person with suspected Covid-19 was being cared for at the critical care unit at Cork University Hospital.

Last night, Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health urged people to remain vigilant around the virus.

“All it would take for Covid-19 to regain a foothold in our communities is complacency. As the pandemic accelerates around the world, we must remain vigilant here in Ireland. Every day, in our individual actions, we have the power to limit the spread of this virus. Our priority going forward has to be the reopening of schools and resumption of non-Covid-19 healthcare services – and every time we stay 2 metres apart, wash our hands, practice good respiratory etiquette and wear a face covering, we are working towards those shared goals together," he said. 

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