Five new cases of Covid-19 in Meath

A further three people have died of Covid-19, while another 254 cases of the virus has been confirmed.

There have been five new cases in Meath and 20 new cases in Louth.

The Department of Health said that there have now been a total of 31,797 confirmed cases in this country, and 1,780 Covid-19 related deaths.

A total of 136 cases were recorded in Dublin and more restrictions may be introduced in the capital.

Acting Chief medical officer Ronan Glynn said;

“The current situation has deteriorated both in Dublin and nationally over the past week. Along with Dublin we have seen particularly concerning trends in Louth, Waterford and Donegal. It is now absolutely essential that people action public health advice and act as if they or those close to them are potentially infectious."

The figures come as the latest outbreaks report on Covid-19 here says there have been 2,077 in private houses, an increase of 61 in a week.

The report also shows that the number of outbreaks in schools stands at 13. There has been no change in the number of outbreaks in pubs, which remains at five. The number of workplace outbreaks rose by 22, up to 107.

In the week up to last Saturday, four more nursing home outbreaks have been reported, bringing the total to 283. Hospital outbreaks also increased by three to 111.

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