The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3,893* confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of 8am today, 611 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 132 are in ICU.
There has been a total of 5,652 deaths related to COVID-19 notified in Ireland. This includes 43 deaths newly notified in the past week (since last Wednesday).
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said:
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.
Day to day variation in the reported number of cases of COVID-19 does not impact on key trend analysis. Analysing over a longer time period such as a week or 14 days, smooths out any variations introduced by processing times, and provides a more stable picture of the trend.
The number of notifications on CIDR will differ from other HSE data sources, such as positive SARS-CoV-2 results uploaded to the COVID Care Tracker, for several reasons including:
- Deduplication of repeat positive tests in the same person
- Differing upload schedules by the laboratories to CCT and CIDR – uploading of positive records on CIDR by laboratories is a more manual process than uploading to CCT. Uploading to CIDR typically occurs on the day or within one day of authorisation of the laboratory test result
- The time required for the two-step method of processing notifications on CIDR – this typically occurs either on the day or within one day of laboratories uploading positive records on CIDR
*Daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.COVID-19 Dashboard#LayerUp to protect against #COVID19 infection. A range of posters and signs are available for download at gov.ie/LayerUpStatistics are available on the
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