Five more people with Covid-19 have died, 720 new cases 1 month ago

Five more people with Covid-19 have died, 720 new cases

There have been 29 further hospitalisations in the last 24 hours.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been notified that five more people with Covid-19 have died.

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The HPSC were also notified of 720 new cases in Ireland.

228 of the cases are in Dublin, 130 in Cork, 47 in Galway, 31 in Meath, 27 in Limerick and the remaining 257 cases are spread across another 20 counties.

As of 2pm on Tuesday, 341 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in Intensive Care Units.

There have been 29 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Concerns have been raised that people with Covid symptoms are not self-isolating or restricting their movements.

"We need to have cases and contacts acting fully in accordance with advice," Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan wrote on Twitter on Monday evening.

"There are too many stories of people with symptoms/waiting on tests and not self-isolating, also contacts not restricting movements.

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"Spread the word and make sure we all know what to do if we have contracted Covid-19 OR if we have symptoms of Covid-19 OR if we are awaiting a test result.

"Spread the word and make sure we all know what to do if we are a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19. Spread the message, not the virus."