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‘Everyone’ urged to stay at home as Dublin Covid cases rise by 255

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health has said “everyone should stay at home, unless for essential reasons or for exercise within 5km of where you live”, this evening.

Dr Holohan’s statment follwed the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team that show no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has been a total of 1,882 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Saturday, October 24, the HPSC has been notified of 1,025 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 57,128 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today: 508 are men / 506 are women; 71% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 31 years old.

There are 255 cases are in Dublin, 147 in Cork, 77 in Galway, 54 in Kildare, 53 in Donegal and the remaining 439 cases are spread across 21 counties.

As of 2pm today, 315 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 38 are in ICU. There have been 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Holohan said: “If you’re a confirmed case, have had a test or have symptoms of COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 10 days. If you live with a case or have been told you’re a close contact, you must restrict your movements for 14 days.

“Everyone else should stay at home, unless for essential reasons or for exercise within 5km of where you live.”

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