December 5, 2023

LATEST: Holohan issues warning as almost 1,400 new cases of virus confirmed

A further 1,394 people have contracted the coronavirus, the Department of Health, confirmed this evening.

And the number of patients being treated in hospital with the virus now stands at 321, up six since yesterday.

Of these patients, 58 are in intensive care, a drop of one.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged people to isolate if they experience any Covid symptoms, no matter how mild they are.

Dr Holohan said: “The awareness of Covid-19 symptoms, and what to do if you experience them, is extremely important.

“The symptoms for adults and children include fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, runny or blocked nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, aches, fatigue, sore throat, headache.

“Regardless of how mild symptoms may be, we ask that you isolate if you experience any of them and contact your GP. Do not go to school, the workplace or socialise if you or your child exhibits Covid-19 symptoms.”


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