Covid-19 Ireland updates: 5,483 cases reported in one of the highest daily numbers ever

Today, the Ministry of Health was notified of 5,483 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

As of 8 a.m. today, 549 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized, of whom 96 are in the intensive care unit.

Today’s numbers are one of the highest ever of daily cases, said Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.

He said, “Today we are reporting one of our highest daily numbers ever of confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is another indication of the very significant increase in the incidence of the disease in almost all age groups across the population.

“As we look forward to the weekend, we need to continue to make every effort to lower the rate of disease and break the chains of transmission. Before you leave home, think about the number of people you will meet and the risks associated with the activities you have planned.

The following simple measures can reduce this risk:

  • Keep your contacts low and avoid crowding
  • Wear the mask properly
  • Meet abroad if possible
  • Avoid poorly ventilated indoor areas
  • Practice good hand and respiratory hygiene

“Vaccines remain extraordinarily effective against severe disease, and the vast majority of people infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms. However, the outcome for any individual diagnosed with COVID-19 is uncertain and it remains essential that we all continue to adhere to the advice Public health in order to protect ourselves and our families.

There are currently 549 people in hospital, 96 people receiving critical care, and the disease continues to have a very significant impact on families, communities and across health services.

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“If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you should assume you have this virus, isolate yourself immediately and arrange a test. Don’t assume it’s just a cough or a cold.”

Meanwhile, the NPHET has now recommended that people who socialize frequently should have twice-weekly antigen tests.

The National Public Health Emergency Team says this should help limit the spread of the virus among those who engage in high-risk activities.

He has recommended that those who have sex test themselves twice a week.

The letter to the government from NPHET also recommends widespread use of vaccine certificates.

currently, Vaccine Certificates Mostly used to access hospitality.

Dr. Tony Holohan has already said that NPHET will be «in favor» of vaccine certifications used in gyms and hairdressers.

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