The Department of Health has confirmed 432 new cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 38,973.
A new death was confirmed in Ireland today. This brings the death toll from COVID to 1,811.
The government yesterday announced that the Level 3 restrictions would take effect nationwide from midnight today.
Of the cases notified today:
- 218 are men, 214 are women
- 62% are under 45 years of age
- 48% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 60 cases have been identified as community transmission
The capital registered 111 new virus cases. Of the remaining: 51 in Donegal, 41 in Cork, 32 in Clare and the remaining 197 are located across 20 counties.
Dr. Tony Holohan, the Chief Medical Officer, said that we all have the power to stop the virus, and now is the time to use it.
“Focus on what you can do; wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering, keep your distance from others, avoid crowds, limit your social network, know the symptoms and what to do if you experience them or are a close contact of a confirmed case,” Holohan said.