Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer is today calling on people not to ‘wait and see’ before calling a GP about Covid-19 symptoms.
The Department of Health has this evening reported a further 55 Covid-19 deaths. The age range of those who passed away is 49-100 years.
There have been 827 new cases of the virus, including 22 in Donegal.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health is calling on people to be more proactive if they begin to display symptoms.
“There are a few old habits that collectively we have to break in order to suppress COVID-19 together,” he said.
“We know that people who feel unwell typically avoid calling their GP over the weekend, and wait to see if they improve. You should no longer do that – you must phone your GP at the first sign of anything like COVID-19 symptoms. Do not adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach.
“Similarly, do not leave your house or go to work if you have any cold or flu like symptoms at all. Breaking these habits will limit COVID-19’s opportunity to spread from person to person.”