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Coronavirus Ireland: 1,031 new Covid-19 cases confirmed with no additional deaths

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Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health, was among the Nphet members to brief political leaders over the weekend.

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health, was among the Nphet members to brief political leaders over the weekend.

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health, was among the Nphet members to brief political leaders over the weekend.

Some 1,031 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed by The Department of Health today with no further deaths from the virus.

There have now been a total of 1,852 Covid-19 related deaths in the Republic of Ireland and a total of 50,993 confirmed cases.

As of 2pm today, 298 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 34 are in ICU.

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “If you have symptoms of Covid-19, if you are waiting for a test result or if you are a confirmed case, you must self-isolate for 10 days from when you first develop symptoms. Self-isolation means staying in your room, away from other members of your household.

“If you live in a house with a confirmed case do not go to work or school. You must stay at home and restrict your movements for 14 days.”

CMO Dr Tony Holohan is urging the public to stay in their rooms and not just their household when self-isolating.

This practice has always been recommended for those not living alone, however, it may have slipped since the beginning of the pandemic.

“If you have symptoms of Covid-19, if you are waiting for a test result or if you are a confirmed case, you must self-isolate for 10 days from when you first develop symptoms,” said Dr Holohan.

“Self-isolation means staying in your room, away from other members of your household.”

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Of the cases notified today, 511 are men while 518 are women. 70pc are under 45 years of age with the median age 30 years old.

Some 235 of the confirmed cases were in Dublin, 232 in Cork, 60 in Galway, 47 in Limerick, 47 in Kerry, and the remaining 410 cases are spread across 21 counties.

Meanwhile, The Cabinet is to consider introducing Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions for the next six weeks.

The three coalition party leaders and their senior ministers met today to discuss introducing new restrictions with a Cabinet meeting being held this evening to discuss the proposals.

The new restrictions will be announced to the public later on tonight.

Visit our Covid-19 vaccine dashboard for updates on the roll out of the vaccination program and the rate of Coronavirus cases Ireland


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