Latest figures 1,167 new Coronavirus cases and three further deaths confirmed
There has been 1,167 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and three further deaths, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.
There is now a total of 53,422 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland with 1,868 related deaths.
Of the cases notified today; 538 are men and 627 are women. The median age of those who contracted the virus is 33 years old with 64 percent under 45 years of age
Of those who contracted the virus, 263 in Dublin, 142 in Meath, 137 in Cork, 86 in Cavan and the remaining 539 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
As of 2pm today, 314 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU. 27 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The behaviour of every individual is the most effective defence we have against the spread of COVID-19.
"“Everyone needs to stay at home, other than for essential reasons. Follow the public health advice and treat everyone that you come into contact with as though they are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 – keep your distance, avoid meeting others.
"We are facing a big challenge, but we have faced this challenge before, and that means we know how to suppress this virus, by following the public health advice in everything we do.”