A further 1,394 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Department of Health today.
As of this morning there were 321 people in the country hospitalised with COVID.
Of these patients, 58 gave been admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said “The awareness of COVID-19 symptoms, and what to do if you experience them, is extremely important.”
“The COVID-19 symptoms for adults and children include fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, runny or blocked nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, aches, fatigue, sore throat, headache.”
“Regardless of how mild symptoms may be, we ask that you isolate if you experience any of them and contact your GP.”
“Do not go to school, the workplace or socialise if you or your child exhibits COVID-19 symptoms.”
Nursing home residents over 65, and people in the community over 80, are in line to receive vaccine booster shots after Dr Holohan accepted advice from NIAC that they be provided off label.