159 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, two more deaths
"For the people of Dublin in particular, this is a critical moment to address the spread of the disease in the community."
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed that two people with Covid-19 have died.
The HPSC has also been notified of 159 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
23 of the cases have been identified as community transmission.
75 of the cases are in Dublin, 10 are in Louth, six are in Cork, six are in Donegal, six are in Meath, five are in Laois, five are in Wexford, and the remaining 46 cases are in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath and Wicklow.
“47% of the cases reported today are in Dublin city and county," Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said.
"For the people of Dublin in particular, this is a critical moment to address the spread of the disease in the community. Individual choices can make all the difference - reconsider your plans for the weekend, reduce the number of people that you meet and avoid social activities that involve large groups of people.
"Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease that can spread even when you have no symptoms. Remember, when you do meet with friends, family and colleagues, staying 2m apart is the best way to keep everyone safe.”