4 new Covid-19 related deaths, 16 new cases 2 weeks ago

4 new Covid-19 related deaths, 16 new cases

Ireland's Covid-19 death toll is now 1,714.

4 more people with Covid-19 have died in the Republic of Ireland, and 16 new cases have been confirmed.

This brings the country's death toll to 1,714, and the total number of confirmed cases to 25,355.

The median age of confirmed cases remains 48 years, and 8,147 cases are associated with healthcare workers.

Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,239 (48%), followed by Cork with 1,535 (6%), and Kildare with 1,436 (5%).

Of the 3,282 people who have been hospitalised, 417 cases have been admitted to ICU.

Speaking at a briefing on Thursday evening, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan urged people who are feeling the symptoms of Covid-19 to get in contact with a GP immediately.

He said: "The National Public Health Emergency Team met today and noted that approximately half of those diagnosed with Covid-19 in the community take more than two days from the onset of symptoms to make contact with their GP.

"The most important actions anyone can take from the moment they experience symptoms associated with Covid-19 is to self-isolate immediately, restrict the movement of household contacts and make phone contact with their GP."

It was also said that less than 10 cases of Covid-19 have been reported related to travel recently.