Virus ‘rapidly increasing’ across the country, warns CMO Tony Holohan

The Chief Medical Officer has warned that there are rapidly increasing growth rates of Covid-19 across the country.

Dr Tony Holohan was responding to the latest figures showing two Covid-19-related deaths and 814 new cases of the disease notified to the Department of Health yesterday.

The cumulative number of cases here is now 42,528 while the death toll stands at 1,826.

Dr Tony Holohan said that “22 out of 26 counties have seven day incidence rates as a percentage of 14 day incidence rates above 50%. This shows rapidly increasing growth rates across the country.”

He urged people to keep their social contacts to an absolute minimum and maintain a physical distance from others.





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