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03 Dec 2021

BREAKING: Significant increase in Covid-19 cases

BREAKING:

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4,650 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

In Limerick, figures collated by the Department of Public Health Mid West, show there are 153 new cases of the disease - up from 132 on Wednesday.

As of 8am today, 643 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 118 are in ICU.

Today's figure sees an increase of over 1,000 new cases after a total of 3,633 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported on Wednesday.

Commenting on the latest figures, Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health said: “Approximately 1 in 6 people in Ireland experienced Covid-like symptoms such as cough, sore throat, high temperature or other flu-like symptoms in the past week.

“The single most important action you can take if you experience any symptoms of Covid-19 is to self-isolate and arrange a PCR test – not an antigen test. If you want to avoid passing Covid-19 or other respiratory illnesses on to your friends, family or work colleagues, rapidly self-isolating as soon as your symptoms begin is the most important thing you can do.

All of the daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.

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