A total of 231 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland today including 5 in Donegal.
There has now been a total of 1,777 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland and 29,534 confirmed cases.
No new deaths have been announced by the Department of Health.
133 of today’s cases were in Dublin, 18 in Kildare and 13 in Limerick.
Eight cases were in Offaly, whereas Galway and Wicklow both had seven and Meath and Cork had six.
Donegal, Cavan and Waterford all had five new cases and the remaining 18 were in Carlow, Clare, Kerry, Laois, Leitrim, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo, and Tipperary.
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer said: “While there is a significant number of cases in Dublin today, it is important to look at the day’s figures in the context of our seven and 14 day incidence rates.
“NPHET pays close attention to trends and patterns in the data over time in order to analyse the progression of Covid-19 both across the country and in particular areas or settings.”
“However, it is now really important that people in Dublin keep their social contacts as low as possible.
“It is also vitally important that if you feel unwell, you self-isolate immediately. Phone your GP without delay if you have a concern.
“Know the symptoms to pay close attention to – cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of sense of taste or smell.
“Given the increase in the number of cases in Dublin, the HSE has opened two pop-up Covid-19 swabbing centres in Dublin this weekend, at Croke Park and at Castleknock Health Centre.
“Please come forward for testing if you have any concerns. Remember that if you do need a test, it will be free.”Tags: