"Cut social contacts" Dr Tony Holohan warns - 1,000 new Covid-19 cases reported in Ireland today

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"Cut social contacts" Dr Tony Holohan warns - 1,000 new Covid-19 cases reported in Ireland today

"Cut social contacts" Dr Tony Holohan warns - 1,000 new Covid-19 cases reported in Ireland today

Dr Tony Holohan has warned people to cut their social contacts to an absolute minimum as another 1,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported today in Ireland.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of three additional deaths related to COVID-19. There has been a total of 1,841 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday, 15 October, the HPSC has been notified of 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 47,427* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today;

478 are men / 520 are women
71% are under 45 years of age
The median age is 31 years old
254 in Dublin, 102 in Meath, 88 in Cork, 81 in Cavan, 75 in Galway and the
remaining 400 cases are spread across 20 counties.

 As of 2pm today 246 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU. There have been 12 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

 Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “Case numbers are continuing to rise. Right now, we need everyone to cut their social contacts to an absolute minimum. Every time you physically interact with another person, you are providing an opportunity for the virus to spread.”