Coronavirus: 3,735 new cases confirmed

Coronavirus: 3,735 new cases confirmed

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3,735* confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

As of 8am today, 566 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 117 are in ICU.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “While there is much attention on new variants, incidence of the delta variant of COVID-19 remains too high in Ireland, with widespread infection in the community.

“We all know the actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – good hand hygiene, wearing a face covering, meeting others outdoors where possible and, when indoors, opening windows and ensuring good ventilation, keeping your distance and, of course, coming forward for vaccination and booster dose when eligible.

“The NPHET Epidemiological Surveillance Team continue to meet this weekend to monitor the situation in relation to the new variant SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron) and regulations are being drawn up to give effect to the new travel and home quarantine policies.

“In the meantime, those who have travelled from any of Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe to Ireland since November 1 are advised that they should isolate and present for PCR testing, regardless of symptom status. This can be booked for free on”

*Daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.

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