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Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

There have been 444 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and eight new deaths, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.

There is now a total of 63,483 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland with 1,930 related deaths.

Of those who contracted the virus, cases notified today; 208 are men and 235 are women.

A total of 61 percent of those infected are under 45 years of age - with a median age of 37 years old.

A total of 158 cases are in Dublin, 48 in Cork, 36 in Galway, 28 in Limerick and 174 cases spread across 19 other counties.

As of 2pm today 310 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 41 are in ICU. 25 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Every piece of public health advice we have given from the outset of this pandemic is designed to keep everyone protected from the impact of COVID-19. If you are a close contact of a confirmed case, you are asked to restrict your movements for 14 days and to attend for your two free COVID-19 test, one on day 0 and one on day 7. This is because as an identified close contact, you have come into contact with the virus. It may take some time for this to become apparent, or for you to become infectious.”


“By staying at home for this entire 14 day period, you are helping to stop the spread of this dangerous disease. In following this important guidance, you are helping to bring this virus right back down to where we all need it to be and playing your part in this national effort.”



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