THERE have been another 136 new cases of Covid-19 detected in the Republic of Ireland and one further death recorded.
There have now been 1,776 Covid-19 related deaths since the outbreak.
The additional 136 cases bring to 27,676 the number of total infections. At least one of today’s reported new cases is in Donegal.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The core message from NPHET this week is to limit your social networks. Stick to a limit of 6 people from no more than 3 households indoors, and 15 people outdoors.
“Risk assess your environment and do not stay if it doesn’t feel safe. Remember that the virus wants large groups to gather together in order to spread. Do not give it the opportunity. We can continue to suppress this disease in Ireland by working together and staying apart.”
Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said: “The R-number is now at or above 1.2.
“There are two concerns now, the number of new cases per day remains high and the pattern has changed from large outbreaks in specific settings to much smaller outbreaks widely distributed across the country.
“The measures announced this week, asking us to stay apart, aim to suppress Covid-19 in the community.”Tags: