Twenty new cases of Coronavirus Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland today.
This brings the total in Ireland to 90.
Nine new cases were also confirmed in Northern Ireland today, bringing the total to 29.
The National Public Health Emergency Team in Ireland said that six of the cases are associated with travel. Twelve are associated with contacts of confirmed cases and four of which are healthcare workers. Two of the new cases are associated with community transmission.
Details of the location of patients were not disclosed in today’s update. As of 11.33am yesterday, the HSE confirmed that less than five cases were in the North West region.
Meanwhile, the National Public Health Emergency Team has changed the threshold for Covid-19 testing.
Previously, anyone who returned from an at-risk area and presented with symptoms was told to contact their GP. Now, anyone who has symptoms is advised to contact their GP.
Information on symptoms and preventative measures is available on www.hse.ie