Coronavirus: Almost 4,000 New Cases Confirmed

611 patients are in hospital.

43 Covid-19 deaths have been confirmed over the past week. 

3,893 new cases have also been confirmed this evening. 

611 Covid patients are in hospital, down 27 from yesterday, while the ICU figure is up two, to 132. 

Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, says: “Approximately 1 in 7 adults in the last week have had flu-like, cold-like, or Covid-like symptoms.
The most important action you can take if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 is to self-isolate immediately. This means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people, including, in so far as possible, those you live with. Arrange to take a PCR test, not an antigen test, and continue to self-isolate while you wait for your test and the results.

I understand this is difficult, but in order to avoid passing COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses on to your friends, family or work colleagues, rapidly self-isolating as soon as symptoms begin is the most important thing you can do.

It’s also important to remember you still need to isolate for as long as you're symptomatic, and until 48 hours after your symptoms have settled, even if your PCR did not detect COVID-19.”

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