LATEST 1,095 new cases of Covid-19 as five further deaths confirmed by Nphet
A further 1,095 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), bringing the total to 45,243.
Five more deaths with the virus were recorded, taking the total to 1,835.
Most of the latest cases are in Dublin (246), followed by Meath (185), Cavan (128) and Cork (118).
As of 2pm, 232 Covid-19 patients were being treated in hospital, of which 30 were in intensive care.
Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan described the situation as “extremely concerning”.
“Every single one of us has a role to play,” he said.
“We each need to reduce contact with other people as much as possible, so that means staying at home, working from home where possible, practising physical distancing and stopping discretionary socialising.”