Performing chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has warned towards massive gatherings and home events over the financial institution vacation weekend as 45 new instances of coronavirus have been confirmed.
o additional coronavirus-related deaths had been recorded, the Nationwide Public Well being Emergency Workforce (NPHET) stated.
There may be now a complete of 26,109 confirmed instances and a complete of 1,763 Covid-19 associated deaths in Eire.
Of the instances notified on Saturday, 23 are males and 22 are girls.
Greater than three quarters of the instances (77computer) are beneath 45 years of age, whereas 50computer are aged 25-44 years.
Eighteen are related to outbreaks or shut contacts of a confirmed case, whereas 12 instances have been recognized as group transmission.
The HSE stated it’s working to determine any contacts the sufferers could have had to offer them with data and recommendation to stop additional unfold.
Dr Glynn stated during the last 5 days “we’ve seen a mean of 44 instances a day”.
“This pattern is clearly regarding and now could be the time to make sure you and your households are making each effort to maintain one another protected,” he added.
He urged folks to keep away from massive gatherings over the financial institution vacation weekend.
He stated: “Guarantee gatherings are stored to a minimal and invite not more than 10 others into your own home.
“Don’t organise or attend home events.
“Eating places should implement a restrict of 50 folks (together with employees) on their premises at anybody time.
“All workplaces ought to once more evaluate their procedures and protocols.
“Keep away from congregated settings or environments the place security precautions aren’t in place.
“Wash your palms recurrently, carry hand sanitiser and put on a face overlaying the place acceptable.
“Make sure you isolate instantly in the event you expertise any flu like signs.
“It’s our particular person motion that may cease the unfold.”