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.
COVID-19 update in the Mid-West (November 17, 2021)— Public Health Mid-West (@PublicHealthMW) November 18, 2021
Limerick - 153 cases
Clare - 120 cases
North Tipperary - 96 cases
All data is provisional and subject to change pic.twitter.com/NjiWHhS83f
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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