LATEST: Kilkenny among 827 new cases of virus as 55 further deaths confirmed
A further 55 people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 827 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.
The overall death toll as a result of the virus now stands at 3,674 . There have now been 202,548 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
The breakdown of the latest cases is as follows: 297 are in Dublin, 76 in Cork, 56 in Galway, 46 in Wexford, 37 in Kildare with the remaining 315 cases are spread across all other counties, including seven further infections in Kilkenny.
Commenting on the latest figures, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan 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.”