Holohan asks people to cut down contacts, avoid crowds

The Chief Medical Officer has requested people to cut down their contacts and avoid crowds as we enter Christmas week.

Yesterday, 527 new instances of Covid-19 had been reported, taking the entire variety of confirmed instances to 78,776.

The Department of Health was additionally notified of 5 additional coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the general demise toll to 2,154.

Dr Tony Holohan mentioned all key indicators of the illness severity gave rise to persistent, ongoing concern.

In an announcement, he mentioned Ireland was heading into per week with uniquely dangerous inter family and intergenerational mixing and he appealed to people throughout the nation to act responsibly. 

Dr Holohan mentioned it’s by no means too late to cut down on contacts, cancel plans or avoid a crowd. 

Yesterday's figures noticed 191 new instances of Covid-19 in Dublin, 54 in Cork, 44 in Donegal, 32 in Wexford and 27 in Kilkenny, with the remaining instances unfold throughout 20 different counties. 

There had been 212 sufferers with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals as of 8pm final night time, in accordance to the newest figures from the HSE – up ten on the earlier 24 hours.

The bulk of those sufferers had been in Beaumont Hospital (38), Letterkenny (26) and Kilkenny (22).

There had been additionally 114 suspected instances in hospitals, of which essentially the most (22) had been at St James's Hospital.

Twenty-nine confirmed Covid-19 sufferers had been being handled in intensive care, of which 18 had been on ventilators.

The bulk of sufferers in intensive care are in Dublin – with 4 in Tallaght, three in Beaumont, and three within the Mater.

As of final night time, there have been additionally 27 essential care beds accessible.

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