Over 1,500 folks have been swabbed for Covid-19 on the nation’s 5 walk-in testing centres.
The Well being Service Govt (HSE) has reported a gentle stream of individuals arriving to avail of the free check.
5 centres opened this morning, 4 in Dublin and one in Tullamore in County Offaly.
Every particular person examined will obtain their check consequence by textual content message inside 48 hours.
Talking at this night’s temporary Nphet briefing, Dr Miriam Owens, director of Public Well being, HSE, stated: “Today sees the opening of new walk-in test centres in areas of high transmission to enable increased ease of access to testing facilities for people who don’t have symptoms. If you do experience symptoms, I would encourage you to contact your GP to arrange a test as soon as possible. Together we can break the chains of transmission of this infection, by washing our hands, keeping a safe distance and by avoiding all non-essential activity where you are mixing with others.”
Three additional Covid-19 associated deaths and 606 extra circumstances have been confirmed within the Republic of Eire immediately.
Of the deaths reported immediately, two occurred in March and one in February.
There has now been a complete of 4,631 Covid-19 associated deaths in Eire.
As of midnight Wednesday, March twenty fourth, the Well being Safety Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has been notified of 606 confirmed circumstances of Covid-19.
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There may be now a complete of 232,758 confirmed circumstances of Covid-19 in Eire.
Of the circumstances notified immediately:
- 298 are males/305 are ladies.
- 75 per cent are below 45 years of age.
- The median age is 33 years previous.
- 249 circumstances are in Dublin, 57 in Donegal, 39 in Kildare, 32 in Meath, 31 in Louth and the remaining 198 circumstances are unfold throughout all different counties.
As of 8am immediately, 312 Covid-19 sufferers are hospitalised, of which 75 are in ICU. 24 extra Covid-19 circumstances have been reported in Irish hospitals previously 24 hours.
As of March twenty second, 690,449 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Eire:
- 503,796 folks have obtained their first dose.
- 186,653 folks have obtained their second dose.