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Dr Tony Holohan, during a press briefing at the Department of Health. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dr Tony Holohan, during a press briefing at the Department of Health. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dr Tony Holohan, during a press briefing at the Department of Health. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A further 55 deaths linked to Covid-19 and 827 new cases of the virus have been confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Thirty-six of these deaths occurred in February, 18 of these in occurred in January, and the date of one death remains under investigation.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to 3,674.

The median age of those who died is 86 years and the age range is 49-100 years.

There is now a total of 202,548 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today, 297 are in Dublin, 76 in Cork, 56 in Galway, 46 in Wexford, 37 in Kildare and the remaining 315 cases are spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today, 1,177 Covid -19 patients are in hospital, 177 of which are in ICU.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said: “There are a few old habits that collectively we have to break in order to suppress COVID-19 together.

"We know that people who feel unwell typically avoid calling their GP over the weekend, and wait to see if they improve. You should no longer do that – you must phone your GP at the first sign of anything like COVID-19 symptoms. Do not adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach.”

“Similarly, do not leave your house or go to work if you have any cold or flu like symptoms at all. Breaking these habits will limit COVID-19’s opportunity to spread from person to person.”


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