Two new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has this evening been informed of two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland.
Both are cases of community transmission, a female in the east of the country and a male in the south of the country, is associated with the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, and a risk assessment is underway.
There are now 21 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
The HSE is now working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health, said: “Ireland remains in containment phase with 21 cases to date, three of which are associated with community transmission.
“Most people who become infected with Covid-19 experience a mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for some.
“Every individual needs to be aware of how to protect their own health and the health of others.
“The most important way they can do this is by following public health advice."
There are now three confirmed cases of community transmission.