THE Department of Health has reported 814 new cases of Covid 19 and 2 further deaths.
Of the cases notified today;
- 432 are men / 381 are women
- 70% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 32 years old
- 226 in Dublin, 77 in Cork, 64 in Galway, 56 in Donegal, 48 in Meath and the remaining 343 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
There are still 4 patients in University Hospital Waterford with Covid-19 and in yesterday’s report there were 13 new cases in Waterford. Included in these cases is a small cluster in the Holy Cross National School in Tramore.
As of 2pm today 204 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU. 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “It is vital that the entire population consistently implement public health advice into their daily lives; keep your social contacts to an absolute minimum and keep physical distance when you need to be out of your home.
“22 out of 26 counties have 7 day incidence rates as a percentage of 14 day incidence rates above 50%. This shows rapidly increasing growth rates across the country.”