Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Paul Reid has said there needs to be an “immediate reduction” in risky activities by everyone to get Covid-19 under control.
Reid’s comments come as there has been a further 4,642 cases of Covid-19 reported in Ireland.
He posted on Twitter, noting that there are currently 556 patients in Irish hospitals with Covid-19, with 95 people in ICU.
“The virus is now prolific in most communities and nobody wants to be the next hospitalised case,” he said.
“An immediate reduction by all of us of risk activities is needed to turn this around.”
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan said the public needs to continue to make every effort to drive down incidence of the virus and break the chains of transmission.
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