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One in six people experienced Covid-19 symptoms in the past week – Holohan

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan said that one in six people in Ireland have experienced Covid-19 symptoms in the past week.

The Department of Health today confirmed a further 4,650 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

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There are 643 patients in Irish hospitals with Covid-19, with 118 in ICU.

Holohan said: “Approximately one in six people in Ireland experienced Covid-like symptoms such as cough, sore throat, high temperature or other flu like symptoms in the past week.”

“The single most important action you can take if you experience any symptoms of Covid-19 is to self-isolate and arrange a PCR test – not an antigen test.”

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The CMO said people should self-isolate immediately once they experience symptoms.

“If you want to avoid passing Covid-19 or other respiratory illnesses on to your friends, family or work colleagues, rapidly self-isolating as soon as your symptoms begin is the most important thing you can do,” he said.

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