LATEST: ‘People are listening’ – Holohan praises public response as 3,666 new cases of virus confirmed
A further 3,666 people have contracted Covid-19, the Department of Health confirmed this evening.
There are now 638 patients in hospital with the virus, 130 of whom are in intensive care units.
The latest cases were confirmed as Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said people appear to be heeding public health advice and are reducing their contacts.
In a statement, Dr Tony Holohan said: “Our research tells us that people are listening to the public health advice and are reducing the number of people they are planning to meet, and are cancelling social events, to reduce their contacts.
“We know that the level of worry has increased to levels last seen in April this year.
“We know what we are asking people to do to help suppress the spread of disease in our communities is very difficult.
“If we all make a concerted effort it can make a difference.”