Latest figures Coronavirus Ireland: Six deaths and 675 new cases of Covid-19 announced
There has been 675 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and six new deaths, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.
There is now a total of 1,896 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland with related deaths.
Of the cases notified today, 309 are men and 364 are women. A total of 65 percent of those infected are under 45 years of age - with a median age of 35 years old.
Of those who contracted the virus, 199 are in Dublin, 104 in Cork, 67 in Meath, 50 in Limerick, 41 in Kildare and the remaining 214 cases are spread across another 20 counties.
As of 2pm today 328 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 19 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Everyone must be aware of the actions they should take if they have symptoms or are awaiting a test or if they are a contact of a confirmed case.
“If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you must self isolate and phone your GP for further advice.
“If you have been referred for a test or are awaiting a test result, you must self isolate.
“If you are a confirmed case of COVID-19 you must self isolate for 10 days.
“If you are identified or have identified yourself as a close contact of a confirmed case, you must restrict your movements.
“Stay informed on the public health advice around COVID-19 and be prepared to protect yourself and those around you.”