The Department of Health has confirmed 102 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic today.
There has been a notable rise in cases in Dublin, with more than half of the total number of new cases in the capital.
Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn is calling on people in Dublin and Limerick in particular to limit their social contacts due to the concerning increase in local cases.
“We are monitoring with growing concern the number of cases nationally, particularly in Limerick and Dublin. The next seven days are vital; everyone needs to reduce their contacts and assume any person you do meet may be carrying the virus,” Dr Glynn said.
Of the new cases of Covid-19 today, 56 are in Dublin, 11 in Leitrim, 6 in Galway, and 29 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wexford.
75% of people newly diagnosed are under 45 years of age.
There have been no further Covid-19 related deaths reported in Ireland today.
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