THE Department of Health has reported 811 new cases of covid-19 and three new deaths.
Of the cases notified today;
- 415 are men / 396 are women
- 70% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 30 years old
- 190 in Dublin, 141 in Cork, 62 in Wexford, 51 in Kerry, 50 in Clare and the remaining 317 cases are spread across all remaining counties.
As of 2pm today 234 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 32 are in ICU. 22 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
In Waterford there are 7 new cases today and yesterday there were 4 cases reported. In University Hospital Waterford as of 11am this morning there were now 5 patients positive with covid-19 (+1).
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “We have widespread community transmission in the country. The spread of COVID-19 is a whole population issue, which is why we’re appealing to every single individual, every single family, household, organisation, workplace, to act on public health advice. You are the frontline defence against this disease.”
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “If we see community transmission patterns continuing to grow, we’re going to see more vulnerable groups being infected and the result of that, unfortunately will be further hospitalisations and deaths. Limiting your contacts, avoiding crowds and following basic public health measures will ultimately save lives.”