THERE have been another 79 cases of Covid-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today.
No further deaths have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
There have been 1,776 Covid-19 related deaths since the outbreak.
Today’s 79 new cases bring to 27,755 the total number of infections. At least one of today’s new cases is in Donegal.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Firstly I would like to thank the people of Kildare, Laois and Offaly. You have shown an incredible example of solidarity and social responsibility by following the enhanced public health advice for your region. Your actions have saved lives.
“The epidemiological situation in Kildare means that we must extend the public health measures for a further two weeks. While there is some cause for optimism, the 7 and 14 day incidence rates in Kildare remain very high.
“Evidence suggests that the measures are working, but more time is required to reduce the number of cases in Kildare.
“We as a nation must show solidarity with Kildare in our collective efforts, especially over the next two weeks, by working together to suppress this virus. We can protect each other by following the public health advice.
“I am asking all households across Ireland to play your part, reduce your social contacts, wash your hands, keep a 2 metres distance from each other and wear a face covering in shops and on public transport.
“These actions are vital to protect our families and safeguard those who are most vulnerable to the disease.”Tags: